hi! just checking in to assure those who might be wondering that I am alive and well. I have pictures to upload after classes today, and a lovely sample of some Swiss German (complements of Miriam) to share with those of you who haven't heard it before. So watch for that within the next...oh...say, 10 hours or so. And in the mean time, I'm off to learn about apartheid and epidemiology. have a good day!