As a number of regular readers have commented, this blog has been pretty quiet in the last few months. One reason for the slowdown is that I set aside a chunk of spare time — time I’d normally use for blogging — to devote to a different mode of political expression: volunteering on the campaign to get Jagmeet Singh elected as the MP for Burnaby South. I’ve been enthusiastic about Singh for some time (see here, here and here) and I enjoyed the opportunity to give some concrete support to his continuing work as a leader of our movement. I’ve also become more involved in my own riding association here in North Vancouver, where I’ll be supporting our candidate Justine Bell’s run for parliament in the upcoming general election. But I’ve still got quite a bit on my mind that I’d like to write about, and in the future I hope to do a better job keeping up with blogging while also pursuing political action.