I write this from Peoria, IL, on my sister's new computer. Brian and I came home this weekend so Brian could introduce Kathleen to the family, and to spend a very pleasant weekend in Peoria, unfortunately, missed my train to come back to town, and set a land speed record for the trip from Peoria to Galesburg, to get to the train station. The car we originally used to get to Galesburg broke down. That cost us a good amount of time, and wound up costing me $49 in an unused, nonrefundable ticket. Julia and I did some running today, and got some exercise yesterday, as well. More about that on the lard page. I am very tired now, so I will sleep.