which may explain why i haven't been writing much lately. that's a bit of a joke. but only a bit. on the other hand, having a blog that more often comes up in arabic than english is no laughing matter. i can't actually get into my blog at my leisure. it seems to be up to google whether i get english or arabic. which leads me to believe i should invest more time in figuring out wordpress. not only do i prefer their politics and privacy, but i don't think i'll encounter as many techno frustrations.