Computer fuckups kept me out of posting-ness for a week or so, hopefully no longer.
Just a quick notation for now: J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn both passed away today (so did Zelda Rubenstein); authors of "Catcher in The Rye" and "A People's History of The United States" respectively. So, if you know any college students - particularly here on the East Coast where Zinn mainly did his thing - give them a hug if you see them.
Salinger's passing will ultimately prove the more fascinating, as it may afford the world a glimpse into just what he's been up to ever since retreating into self-imposed exile.