Yes, I am still alive. The recent silence is the result of an insanely busy week and a half, which has left me not one single free evening in the whole of that time. I hope to be getting on with some of the Budapest pics and thoughts later on this evening.

In the meantime, it appears that I lost a reader, for DavidH says the following in a Casino Avenue comment:

Yes, ‘One Man’ does seem to have got a bit side-tracked from his usual decent standards with his fancy for the right to kill. Shame really – that’s one bookmark less.

To be honest, if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t want to read this anymore simply because I expressed a viewpoint different to your own, well, farewell. You won’t be missed. Democracy is about debate, about discussion of opposing viewpoints and about trying to understand other people’s viewpoints. I’m not writing this merely to reinforce people’s existing beliefs and I hold the ability to listen to others to be at least as important as the ability to express your own views.