I just wanted to write a quick note explaining my silence over the past couple of weeks. One of the difficulties of balancing grad school with a blog or anything else for that matter is that sometime the deadlines just overwhelm. I am in one of these periods right now and it is unlikely I will have a chance to post anything else for another three week. Thus, I am taking a temporary hiatus from blogging. But this blog will resume its normal schedule on Nov 9th. I have SO MUCH to say. Hopefully, some of it will even be interesting.