No shipwrecks today folks. For those that are still reading, I wanted to share two phrases I’ve come to appreciate. First: never smile at a monkey. Second: always listen to the soothsayer, even if he is a dreamer. (And for good measure: ‘moderation but only in moderation.’) In any case, I officially have 365 days to finish and defend this dissertation to meet a self-imposed deadline set years ago. The countdown begins after a day of much needed celebration, candle blowing and general merriment. Then back to work, double time.