I haven't been here in a while because a) I couldn't find a text box to post a comment and b) the setup at the moment has text overlying text and I couldn't discern one article from another.
Anyway, before anything gets screwed-up-er, I want to extend the invitation for the annual New Year bash.... in Norfolk, MA again this year. I hope to see you!!! : ) (Are smiley faces OK in computer-ese, anders? -- I am ashamed to admit that I'm one of those TAs you hate, putting smiley faces on student papers -- my excuse was that it was attempt to "lower the affective filter" -- always important in foreign language classes! : ) )