Dear friends,

I was hoping to avoid that, but after both of my in-laws and my wife, I finally came down with a nasty flu.  No big deal, but judging by the time it took them to beat the virus, I will probably be out of commission until the next week-end.

I will do my best to drag myself out of bed from time to time and publish guest posts, but that is about all I can do.  My brain is mush, I can barely write, nevermind think or analyze.

My two requests to you are: a) please don’t worry and b) please be patient.

I know, the timing could not be worse, but things are as they are.

Now back to bed for me.

Hugs and cheers to all,

The Saker

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world