Once a year, I retreat from society, leave my ivory tower, and struggle with the common man. I won’t bore you with the long-winded didactic version which ends with me going through a bulleted list of how this makes me better than most my contemporaries. Instead I’ll just say, I, AJ Tompkins, am going commercial fishing in Alaska for my third year so that I can continue to operate within the confines of our post-modern hyper-capitalist society. The blog from my end is on auto-pilot, with posts coming at you with a set regularity. The other members of the royal court I’m sure will continue to bless you with goodies. If you are looking to submit works to the blog, understand that I have not abandoned you, and come mid-July your work will be in my loving hands. thank you all.