Being sick and unemployed isn't that much worse than being sick and in some ways it's an easier thing to deal with. It's not like a company is going to lose productivity for my being absent and it means I can keep hunting down job leads from home. But it has meant that physical and mental energy depletes faster and that as a result I have not been tackling my essays for Mockingbird as assiduously as I would like.
Oh, yes, and there's this thing about needing eye surgery. All things considered, with the distractions at hand, I feel that I'm still doing a tolerable job writing about cartoons when I have so many other things going on in my life. It is going to be easier to write when I'm not coughing up green sputum.
But there is a time and a season to everything under heaven and sometimes there is a time to party with friends. I have come upon such a time. For others there is a time to speak and organize conferences, so I hope you'll bear with us, dear readers, if the essays about Batman: the animated series have had to take a hiatus due to my health problems. I trust there's no nail-biting anticipation. I still have a lot more to write about the DC animated universe yet and hope to do that. Meanwhile, the real world does have its priorities like hunting for work and doing what I can to get help for eye surgery.