“Man plans and God laughs” is a phrase that’s been rattling around in my head in the past week, as I’ve caught up on some of Thomas McGuane‘s earlier novels. At the moment the phrase also seems to apply to my ambitions for this blog–my intention to post daily is getting botched by the fact that my laptop no longer acknowledges the existence of my hard drive. Help is on the way, but posts may be intermittent until the middle of next week. Thanks to those of you who’ve checked in during the first week. It’s much appreciated.