TITLE: This and That, from the Home Front AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: November 23, 2005 1:46 PM DESC: ----- BODY: The daily grind of the department office has descended upon me the last couple of weeks, which with the exception of two enjoyable talks (described here and here) have left me with little time to think in the way that academics are sometimes privileged. Now comes a short break full of time at home with family. Here are a few things that have crossed my path of late: -----