Okay, it's been entirely too long. Somewhere in one of these older entries, you might find a reference to a trip around the world I was contemplating...well, I'm currently on that trip. So far I've been to New Zealand, and many parts of Australia. I'm having a blast. Soon I will be off to many parts of SE Asia, then India and China.
Just recently I met up with Paul in Melbourne, and had a great time chatting over beers and Indian food with his partner Jacinta. Later I got to visit his domicile and personally inspect the garden I've heard so much about...well, I'm personally inclined to say it's more of an orchard, since there were many fruit trees of delicious variety. And there was indeed a garden, and they have pepper plants. People's priorities are straight when they target peppers for their garden. It was not limited to merely peppers, but these caught my eye.
Just finished reading The Mind's I by Hoffstadter and Dennett; it's a great collection of essays and thought experiments regarding the sense of self, and plays mightly into themes explored in Hoffstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach. I passed the book along to Paul; hopefully he will like it.
So...mostly I've been tracking my progress on my home page, so if you're interested in my travel escapades, then inspect The Toadstool at your leisure. And if it seems like I might be in your area, feel free to let me know.
Bye for now, Mojotoad