As all good readers of the works of Douglas Adams know, there is a way for a person to learn to fly. The trick is to throw oneself at the ground and miss.

At one point in Life, the Universe, and Everything, Arthur Dent accomplishes this feat by not thinking about the fact that he is plummeting to his death and instead distracting himself with the thought of tulips.

So today, with the press of writing up term grades upon me, the irritation of dorm duties coming every five days, and the prospect of the Democrats screwing up yet another chance to Get Something Done in Washington, I have decided that it is a good time not to think about any of that.


I'm damn sure not going to fly if I do think about any of it.

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