Like my partner in verbal crime, Serena Joy, before me I need to take a break from this site. A number of factors have played into this decision, not the least of which is trying to keep up with multiple blogs.
The decline in readership was worth considering of course, but that can be attributed to the fact that is summertime, and people do have lives beyond their computers and the Internet.
I have been resorting to using a lot of "borrowed" material lately, as well as combing for reprints of archival material. There has not been much new under the sun.
Perhaps the chemist above can mix his chemicals and come up with formulae for fresh material for when Verbicidal Tendencies returns.