I’m about to take Sydney to the airport, from which he’ll leave for the Netherlands. He’s scheduled to give a talk there on Friday morning and spend the rest of the weekend milling about with other people interested in Early Modern philosophy. I know, I know, it surprises me, too, that there are enough people with those interests to fill a conference! 🙂 He’ll then get to check out Amsterdam for a day, attend a concert that night, and come home on Monday. He assures me that he shares none of the usual reasons for heading to Amsterdam, and I’m either too long-married or too foolish to doubt him. I’m just envious about the concert! Meanwhile, I’ll be at home getting a paper off the ground, in the hopes that I’ll spare Sydney some of my (inevitable) paper-angst by the time he gets back.