I'm back from Miami. I have some good posts coming, but without easy free full text access to most journals at home, you'll just have to wait. My flight didn't arrive until 11:30PM last night so I didn't get into bed until after 1. Spent the day revising dictations, following up labs and phone calls etc. But now I'll be set tomorrow.
A couple notes. One while I find David Irving deplorable, putting him in jail is preposterous. As my former neighbor, Jeff Jacoby puts it:
But as a matter of law and public policy, Irving's sentence is deplorable. The opinions he expressed are vile, and his arguments about the Holocaust are ludicrous. But governments have no business criminalizing opinions and arguments, not even those that are vile or ludicrous. . . . . But free societies do not throw people in prison for giving offensive speeches or spouting historical lies.Well said.
More trivially, I was glad to see Trader Joe's make the NYTimes today. Allegedly they are coming to Pittsburgh this fall, which should greatly improve my wife's opinion of the city. The only downside is that whenever I go there, everyone thinks I work there (I like to wear Hawaiian shirts).