Here we are, in the last full week of October. Despite the month's attempts to move at a pace so slow that it defies explanation, the inevitable march of time continues. Fortunately, I have enjoyed a fantastic weekend of reuniting with one of my greatest friends - the only person able to appreciate my incommunicably intense love for Jane Eyre. Now it's back to business but, with just a few weeks until my return to the US, I think I can handle November. For all those of you feeling the drag, take some time to pick up a book and lose yourself for a while. It always works for me!