To everyone who asked... yes I am still alive. The job search is nearing a close, but it looks like I'll have to make some pretty tough decisions before this is all over. I don't want to blog about it until its all over, so here's some other quick and random thoughts:
- Thank you Roger Clemens. Only your ridiculous lies could overshadow the Patriots losing perfection and SpyGate take 2. Personally, I agree with Mike Golic's take on the steroids controversy. MLB should have done what the NFL did: let the past die and focus on the present and the future. Digging up skeletons solves nothing. And until there's a reliable test for HGH, all of this is meaningless anyway.
- Go Obama go. As a technology-oriented person, I'm happy to see Obama pulling ahead. He's the only remaining candidate that endorses complete public control of the internet (rather than relying on private corporations). The web really is an information superhighway (even if it travels over phone lines and cables), and the maintenance of highways is a governmental responsibility (rather than a corporate one). So, I'll say it again: go Obama, go net neutrality.
- While flying around on campus visits, I've taken to reading some mindless literature. Stuff that's nice and easily digestible. I've tore through two of Dan Patterson's Alex Cross novels. Here's the quick take: wait for the movie. The writing can be so tapioca that the only thing that get's me through is imagining Morgan Freeman narrating the novels to me. Cross is so fabulous character- and Freeman so powerful an actor- that my memory of Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider keeps me turning pages. And, please Mr. Patterson- stop writing love scenes. For the love of God/Otherness.