Glad to hear that you and Simon are doing better. The money thing sounds scary. Have you hired a lawyer? Let me know if you need some impromptu advise--James has a law degree from UT Austin. I'm sure you'll screw those Lotto bastards to the wall.
How's the conference paper coming? I got my proposal sent off, and haven't heard anything yet. Of course I should be forging ahead on the assumption that Michaelson thinks it's brilliant, but instead I've rewarded myself for sticking to a schedule and have spent the past week hanging out and going to the beach. James and I went to a jump-up last night and heard a great new band from Antigua. Back to the grindstone soon...
I got a letter from Tia, my friend on St. Kitts, and she's working on Stoney Grove stuff. I should have something to send you soon.
On the England front, I'm thinking about sometime this fall. Sorry I can't be more definite yet, but it really hinges on how the proposal goes over this time. You know that you're always welcome to come stay with me if you want a change of scenery. Be good.
P.S. Finished another jar of olives.