Once again, Pipeline has taken an unannounced summer sabbatical. Too many things to do that can only be done at this time of year, and writing isn’t one of them. So, it’s time to catch up, clean out the notebook, and generally get the ball rolling here again. We’ll start with short pieces and go from there. Of course, this kind of update never really works on blogs because of their reverse-post nature, so by the time you read this mea culpa you’ll have likely already seen that Pipeline is back on.