Site Update: An Explanation
There are a number of reasons why posting around here is intermittent at best.
The most recent, and most frustrating, is medical. I haven’t been able to accurately read on screen since fall of last year. I thought I was just overdue to get my glasses prescription adjusted, but after several exams and lenses, I am still seeing double and fuzziness when I try to focus on text.
As someone who prides themselves on great proofreading, this is particularly annoying. I can get the general sense of things, but I can’t, for example, clearly tell an “i” from an “l” or read a serial number. And trying to focus more closely gives me headaches.
One piece of advice was to spend less time looking at screens, in case it was due to eyestrain, but that is near impossible these days, since it’s my day job, my time here, and my relaxation (as so much reading is on my iPad).
So I am still being evaluated for possible causes — the leading contenders right now are a retinal issue or binocular instability. The latter is treated through vision therapy. Given the state of our medical system, it will surprise no one to find out that that will require 2-3 months and $2500 that isn’t covered by insurance, and there’s no guarantee it will entirely solve the problem. (Thankfully, I can afford it, but that I should have to, grates.)
So forgive me for being in and out, and for being prickly at times. There are so many amazing things I want to talk about, and it’s a matter of finding the time and muddling through.