This is the last
of my hebdomadal reports, so I'm feeling kinda mellow. (Look for an orderly
succession in this space next week.)
Natalie invokes the
divine-rights clause of the Words-L Bylaws and orders 42 royal-blue t-shirts.
(I spoke for enough units to profit handsomely from the secondary market
that's already developing.) She promises a multicolor version eventually,
but is cagily noncommittal about when that will happen. She invites further
You know, there's
lots of talk around here about Old Farts, but fresh voices are always
being raised. Who can say with any certainty whether among this week's
new posters there is not the next Ronin or Entropy Warrior:
- Alex Osintseff
(Udmurt State U., Izhevsk, Russia) He asks the imponderable question,
"What is Tushar at all?"
- Cathy Quick (Mizzou)
OK, she merely sent a conference announcement, but she was *thinking*
- Marc Moshman
(International Monetary Fund) I liked this guy: he voted on t-shirt
colors without the foggiest idea what was going on.
- Jean Pouliot
(LMIG) Chimed in on infectious diseases and other topics; looks like
(s)he may stay the course.
- Mark R. Rauschkolb
(Miss. State) Doing groundbreaking work on shots and shotglasses.
- Tatiana Boldyreva
(also at Udmurt State) Raised the girlfriend/ boyfriend topic, which
brought in the following folks:
- Vance Maverick
- Scott I.
- John Tomas
(TENET, El Paso) "the villageidiot"
- Sean Burke
(Cal State, Northridge)
Ann Moore (Virginia)
Ah, life is indeed
a parade, not a portrait.... (JMW)
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