FYI: I will be giving a talk at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst next week, December 12. Details here. It’s apparently open to the public. They want me to talk about why it’s important that we win in Iraq (even though I told them they could either have a new speech or a good speech). But I’m sure some of you could sneak in a question or two about BSG, Star Trek or even that election thing. I don’t know whether I can adhere to the traditional mandate of post-lecture beers because I think the College Republicans (my hosts) are taking me to dinner afterwards.