Wednesday afternoon homeward bound open thread

By the time this appears, I should be on my way home from the AACR. For some reason, the meeting this year didn’t get me all fired up the way it usually does. Perhaps I’ll post in more detail about why that may have been after I get home.

In the meantime, here’s something I’ve been meaning to try out but never have, simply because I never thought I had the critical mass of readers to make it worthwhile. When Daily Kos or PZ has an open thread, they’ll gets dozens, if not hundreds, of responses. If I were to try an open thread, I feared I’d get one or two.

I’ve overcome that fear, though, and now present to you, my readers, a Wednesday afternoon open thread. Here’s your chance to make comments or ask questions about anything. I don’t guarantee that I’ll answer them, but I’ll probably answer a few. It’s also a chance to make requests regarding topics that you might like me to cover. Again, I don’t necessarily guarantee that I’ll cover them, but if you make an intriguing enough pitch I might just use your suggestion.

So let ‘er rip! What’s the worst thing that can happen? I get no responses and have to chalk this whole open thread thing up as a failed experiment? I can deal with that if it happens.

ADDENDUM: It’s sheer coincidence that Tara’s also having an open thread today. Everything in this post was written last night, with the exception of this paragraph. You’ll just have to trust me on this…