greetings, people of earth. i have safely made the journey home to extremely warm tempe, arizona. to my great surprise, my house is in precisely the same state of disarray as when i left. i was hoping a special european cleansing fairy would have paid a visit, but alas…. i was additionally surprised by the fact that part of the ceiling in my living room is falling down and that my landlord hasn’t mowed the damn lawn since i left. i feel like i’m living in a third-world country, damn it, and i’m a jet-setting playboy fresh off a grand tour of europe. ah well…back to reality. if you emailed me while i was away, i’ll try to respond to it some day. it appears that i have a few dozen virus-laden messages to delete and protect my ‘puter from, so it may take a bit….