Over the river and to the Woods…

This is the day when America seems to collectively travel in preparation for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal. We’re no exception: we head for the house at Wintergreen inside of the next hour, hopefully missing at least some of the traffic that will surely clog the interstate highways later this afternoon.

Among the things I give thanks for is the opportunity to lead an amazing institute for advanced study, where collegiality, an open mind and excellent research are in abundance. To all of my colleagues and readers, I wish all a very happy holiday.