I've spent the last three days in bed thanks to whatever seasonal bug is felling professors at the University of Washington. I am falling further and further behind on my to-do list. I have, however, been able to read a little.
It snowed yesterday in Seattle. The locals acted like it was the Second Coming. I received an avalanche of identical Facebook status updates ("It's snowing!") and the news shows went into wall-to-wall breathless-coverage mode.