I’m alive! Please bear with me. I know I’ve been ghost for a while. It’s the start of a new semester. Got a brand new batch of students, and a new set of fires to put out. Plus, January is peak brief-writing season, since many lawyers wake up after chillaxing over the holidays and realize they’ve got trials starting in a few weeks. So I’ve barely been able to come up for air. But I’ve got lots of posts brewing in the marble box, including one about the recent <sarcasm> epidemic </sarcasm> of active killer incidents, one about a black chick and a white dude discussing slavery over lunch, and one about a girl named “Runs with Scissors” who gets stabbed in the chin. Meanwhile, to those so obligated, enjoy digging yourselves out of the snow!