For sixteen consecutive weeks beginning at the end of last August I had not slept in Madison for more than five nights straight. So after the semester ended in early December, it was a relief to put down the car keys for several weeks. Actually, after all that time splitting between places, being at home for even two weeks felt like a long time. Very nice to get back to
cooking and baking;
on Mark's blog,
and for eipcp;
getting angry about the Israeli pummeling of Gaza, and the supremely dysfunctional Palestinian and Arab response (okay, not very nice to get back to this);
simply enjoying the cold, cozy season;
and catching up on some dvds, like a mini fest of Hitchcock films I'd previously not seen: Saboteur, Torn Curtain, The Trouble with Harry. Wow, I can now see why Matthew Weiner takes so much from the Master!
Best wishes to all visitors for the New Year!