Well, it certainly has been awhile. Happy Turkey Day, everyone! This is going to be a short post, since I have a puppy asleep in my lap and he’s monopolizing my dominant typing hand. The quick update on everything is that I’m still working 50 hrs a week in the lab, we’re prepping my last ten-months’ worth of data for publication (it is SO COOL), my Fulbright proposal is in, and I’m about 1/3 of the way through MSTP secondaries. Also, MEPI is now in full swing, so I have sixteen new medical ESL students. One of them wants to be a sci-fi writer after graduation (you gotta have something to fill in all that spare time when you’re serving 21,000 patients), and boy, did he come to the right instructor for that! I sense good times ahead.