Yes, I'm still alive. ("I'm doing SCIENCE and I'm still alive!" sings GLaDOS). I was out of town from Saturday the 28th until late last night, visiting family and friends. My apologies to anyone who thought I had dropped off the face of the earth, and to the several very nice people who emailed me to inquire what was up. I just didn't feel comfy visiting any salacious sites when I was using a shared computer belonging to someone else. I'm sure you can all understand that.
More substantive content will follow later today; now I must busy myself picking up the mounds of work that accumulated while I was gone.....
Hope all you Americans had a happy Thanksgiving!