I am sorry to say that I have decided to suspend the publication of new posts on GeoCurrents for at least one year. I will reconsider this decision in June 2017, and I may begin posting again at that time.
I have very much enjoyed writing for this site, and I do hope to return to it at some time. For the time being, however, other obligations demand my time.
Many thanks to everyone who has read the articles posted on this site and special thanks to those who have provided comments.