Friends. Last week started a bit rough (see here) so this week we are going to start if off right. This is going to be a great week. Its going to be cold but we just got a lovely new alpaca sweater as an early birthday gift from the grandparents. We are teaching a graduate course today on judicial institutions, theoretical pedigrees and approaches, and a brief historical lit. review. We are going to the doctor this week to follow up about bleeding and mood swings and other issues. We are moving efficiently through projects at work. And more importantly, we are going to start thinking about Christmas and the joy of giving the perfect gift. And we are going to start it all off with a lovely song and that beautiful picture of a deer in the apple orchard near my house (above). We walk there at least once a week to see the deer. They are so elegant. Enjoy!