Polistra and the Author are enjoying a long spell of fine fall weather.
The Author isn't enjoying as much as he ordinarily would. He's recovering from an accident a couple of weeks ago. He was hit by a car, not seriously injured but scraped and bruised all over. Mostly healed by now, but still not up to par.
A near-death experience --- or at least a moderately-close-to-death experience --- tends to change your perspective a bit. Small annoyances lose their importance.
Polistra is watching with Schadenfreudisch pleasure, as the Great Gray Experts finally come around
to her view of the Great Nation Robbery.
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Sidenote: the Author's accident happened immediately after posting the last episode of the Dream,
which was the first time the Author showed his face in these columns. Plenty of material for superstition.....