Momentary though it may be (and is), I am out of writing prison. Sent my revised ms. off today and just had a nice glass of Cabernet. I think it might (in a convoluted way) have been more intellectual work than my dissertation. Which, btw, was pretty brutal to finish, with a job and a half, 2 young children, an ambivalent mother (love her, but she was NO help even to the point of just engaging with the concept of academia--"I think it's terrible that your children are growing up around these piles and piles of papers and books"--what a crime. Yeh--they're on the shrink's couch today because of it--not), a husband also working fulltime and managing the Ph.D. grind, etc., etc. The good news is that I can clean up this *particular* pile of papers and books tonight and begin (begin!) to enjoy my summer. MP2 and girlfriend (in town for the weekend) ventured into the pool yesterday, so I figure it must be good and warm enough for what ails you. Life is mighty sweet, at least for today. Now I can catch up on what's been happening in the blogosphere.