I have all sorts of boring bureaucratic and logistical issues to take care of before I can report from this place properly, if I want to do more than just file pedestrian observations and random on-the-street interviews. Setting up a network of contacts, securing access to valuable sources, determining which places are safe, which places are pretty much “safe,” and which locations are off-limits to all but the suicidally stupid, requires a bit of prep work. Please bear with me while I get set up here. I can’t do this instantly, and the process is way too boring to write about. So we’re in a brief moment of limbo for now. It won’t last long, but it can’t be skipped.