Well, maybe you can. I'm not ready to make a comeback yet though. Sometimes, you've gotta step away from the blog. Maybe in a week or two, but that's why you're using Google Reader right? So you don't have to continually visit this boring page? Great!
Oh, and for my personal reference, here's metafilter's list of great TAL episodes. I also came across a wonderful list of essays on Ask Metafilter, but I can't locate it at the moment (it's open in a browser tab at home though).
And a list of good "introduction to...XYZ subject" books...