The Phactor may not be coming home any time soon. Here's one of the great places on Earth, Alma Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD. Just forward my mail and retirement checks; sorry boss. And this is the height of winter, just pleasantly warm, and gorgeous. The breeze off the Coral sea is rustling through the palm trees. The rainbow lorikeets are feeding on the mimosid inflorescences (red powder puffs - Calliandra?). No particular incentives to come home. What's a fall semester? What's a fall? Suddenly these concepts are alien. Brain going tropical.