It was terrific to see Ben today, in town for ASA. But - surely Alice (an inch or so taller than me, I might note) isn't this diminutive? Maybe we kid ourselves (except when we're around volleyballers) about our height in relation to the world? I know I'm always in danger of being mowed down by guys on campus (and elsewhere) who turn corners at speed and don't realize that there may be someone down there a foot or so below them. The truth is, I feel at home, when it comes to height, in Oaxaca, or in my ancestral land of Batley and Dewsbury ... (or, for that matter, I feel at home at home ...).