Recently my family staged an intervention with me. They sat me down and said: You work too hard. You do too much. Stop. Their solemn request to me: Please do not take on any further obligations than the ones you already have, and do not even look at offers to speak or write or do anything else until the autumn of 2019 at the very earliest. So I am heeding their request. I will not consider any invitations to speak or write or do anything else (aside from already-existing commitments) until September 2019 — and by that I mean, not that I will accept speaking invitations starting at that time, but that I will not even consider any invitations that come to me before that time. So if you'd like me to speak or write, please check back in in the autumn of 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience, but family peace must come first. And you know, I think these people who love me may have a point. 

© Alan Jacobs 2018