If I Seem Standoffish
It's just that I am very busy, now that I have a full-time job and a class that I am teaching in the evenings and I am preparing to teach two history sections starting in mid-January. From famine to feast!
It would have been so much simpler if there had been a non-profit prepared to come up with health insurance so that I could have devoted my energies to public policy. Teaching would have brought in just enough money to cover the bills--as long as I had health insurance paid for by someone. But pretty obviously, the sort of stuff that I do doesn't fit into any non-profit organizations that exist.