On September 27,2013, I posted a brief news note explaining why I hadn’t posted any reviews or commentaries. That was before my family and I lost someone we loved very much. I was able to continue posting for about two weeks because the posts had been drafted earlier and required little editing before I posted them. But in the weeks that followed, the demands on my time grew, and the essays and posts I had planned to follow “Scientists as Public Figures” required too much work. However, my review of Ian McEwan’s Solar is nearly ready and I am well along in writing a commentary on C. P. Snow and the “two cultures.” I also finished reading Snow’s early novel The Search recently and plan to post a review. I’m hoping that I will soon be able to resume posting at least once a week.