The iron law of publishing is that proofs will arrive just at the worst time possible. Our publisher is giving us a decent interval to proof the NATO and Afghanistan book, but this is also a week before the APSA meeting, two weeks before classes, just as grant applications heat up in Canada, and has tenure review packets start to gather moss on my desk.
So, you may see less blogging from me for a while.... that is, until I feel like procrastinating. The old metaphor I have been using is this: most jugglers worry about dropping a ball. I worry about tripping over those already on the ground.