It seems I'm climbing out of a black hole. A Blogger black hole nightmare of lost posts, lost connections and lost tempers. I am now writing with hardly a care - though in fairness I have just scored an unexpected technological success in the shape of an indulgent bathetic piece placed just below this one. The use of quotations as the basis for posts it seems to me is far from cheating. If one is lacking a little in the inspiration department with only thoughts that seem too mundane to share, what better way to enliven one's writing than to present the resonating ideas of greater figures.