I seem to have caught a cold in the middle of summer. A friend of mine told me earlier today that a lot of people he knows have symptoms similar to mine, and that he suspects the beginnings of a whooping cough epidemic. I personally think that his opinion might signify the beginnings of a head-full-of-rocks epidemic. History will judge between us. In any case, whether I have a cold or whooping cough, I’m in no condition to blog.