Shifting Gears: On to the arts: I saw "Wonder Boys" last weekend. It was cute, in a madcap sort of way. I trust the book is better. The wife liked it and is interested in picking up some Chabon. Where should she start? Did I mention (that was rhetorical) that she has been invited to a conference on innovation in higher education? It's in Kiev. The boy and I will sit at home and eat Cheetos for dinner while she tours the art and culture of this ancient city. Well, he and I did get to see the Mardi Gras parades this year. About time she had some fun.