If you're a regular reader (hello, both of you!) you may have noticed a slight gap in the update schedule since, er, July.
One of the great pleasures of having only a small following is being able to sod off for a few months without upsetting anyone. I imagine if ChemBark or Derek Lowe did so, their inboxes would very quickly fill with confused messages checking if they were still breathing...
Since I updated earlier tonight with a short rant I thought I'd take the chance explain my absence and to engage in some shameless self-promotion.
A big part of this is that I've simply been online less, and therefore had much less involvement in the chemistry community - and less to say. Maybe that's a blessing. What writing I have done has been published elsewhere: I wrote a blogroll and book review for Nature Chemistry, and some news articles for The Conversation. All of which is pretty exciting: it's great to get feedback on my writing from professional editors and I feel that I've learned a lot.
Final comment: there won't be a #chemclub review for November, as unfortunately the contributor this month had to cancel due to more important commitments. Regular updates resume next month.