Obviously I haven't posted in a while, but other than that, things are unchanged. It's been a weird mix of a slow summer and a busy one. But I decided to continue my tradition of using this blog to document the ongoing (if slight) activity on the wiki.
Since I haven't written anything since early July, and have still not heard from anyone with any interest, I (once again) kind of expected to see at least a slight drop-off in the statistics. And for most of the month, that was the case. There were still hits, in fact a good number (around 40), but then for some unknown reason, it ballooned substantially. Right now the NS page has had 122 unique visitors since the beginning of the month. Pun intended; whoever they are, these people are certainly 'unique', in both a figurative psychological sense, and as a group, in a more literal sense. At first I imagined this could be the result of some of the UUs following up on the Jellybean Mystery presentation.
That doesn't seem likely, though, given the reading pattern. The text of the UU JM has only gotten 9 hits, and the main JM page only has 5. And I didn't even mention evolution at all in the presentation. It must be increased (if not exactly "growing") interest in NS itself, spurned by some discussion of the theory which I am not privvy to, somewhere, that accounts for the hits.
So, regardless, it is encouraging, if not quite satisfying, to see that someone, somewhere, is at least curius about my ideas. So to them, and to the future you reading this, I say: Thanks for your time, hope it helps.
Oh, also a project update. After skimming the book on ADD that CJ asked me to review, I realized that I couldn't really do anything with it but rant about IPTM, so I'm abandoning the idea. I don't wish to denigrate psychiatry entirely, but in it's current state it is counter-productive outside the realm of severe dementia or dysfunction. I have too much respect for thise who deal with such things to adopt what I consider a "scientologist" discounting of the entire field. But I have too much personal experience to consider an IPTM approach to ADD to be productive, or a detailed response to it, either.