We Moderators don't usually announce absences in advance, because experience has shown doing so can sometimes make things worse for those of us left behind. But given some rather unusual posts today, my pre-planned absence Friday through Sunday would probably lead to all sorts of speculation. There's a "Festschrift" Symposium in honor of my former postdoctoral mentor in Boston on Saturday, so I'll be getting up way early tommorrow, snoffling breakfast, flying to Boston, spending all day Saturday at the Symposium and dinner, and then reversing the travel on Sunday. The schedule is so tight that it's not worth risking my laptop at the airport (#1 site of laptop theft, you know!), so unless I borrow a computer to log in someplace, I'll be offline from later tonight through Sunday night. Y'all be good for the rest of the Mods now, y'heah?!
-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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