Howdy, both of you.
Sorry for the light participation in the internets this past week. I judge the quality of a scientific meeting as inversely proportional to the amount of time I spend in front of a computer during said meeting, and by that standard the one I just attended was exceptionally good. I'd tell you about it, but I signed something saying I wouldn't...not because it's top-secret government or corporate stuff, but just because the meeting is all about facilitating exchange of unpublished data, so everything presented is considered "privileged communication".
I will say this, though: if you have a son that wants to play football, think really long and hard about it. Seriously.
I really ignored the news this week. And I think I might just keep doing that for a bit. My brain is full of other things, some of which are kind of exciting. So I don't know. Expect more cerebral discharge, and less politics for a while, is what I'm saying.