Passing through my final paper presentation means a breathing time out... for a while. That explains my long absence. Will try to compensate it, promise!
In the meantime, I'd like to request our manager to play Janis Joplin's Summertime Blues. No, not the jazz version.. The Joplin's version, please. The title should be twisted to 'Summers' Time Blues,' following the recent resignation of Harvard President Larry Summers. Poor Larry. I think the faculties (some of them actually) have been too harsh for him.
There are too many politicking behind his resignation, for sure. But if the reason for his being forced to resign was his remark on men and women 'innate differences in aptitude' last year, that only means something: academic environment are not that free. There are some taboos for academics, gender issue is one of them.
If that's true, than it is sad.