For those of you concerned about my health – the pain in my ankle is down by an order of magnitude, and I’m no longer walking like Verbal Kint. It’s not completely healed by any means, but it definitely wasn’t a very serious injury.

With all the weeping and gnashing of teeth I do here about our goverment, it’s nice to see them get something right. Today the Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutional right to privacy. I’d like to see such a right go in explicitly as an amendment, so there wouldn’t be any question about it, but realistically decisions like this are the best case. Justice Scalia points out in his dissent that this decision would open the door for gays to be married and serve in the military, and render state laws against masturbation(!) unconstitutional. Oddly, he seems to regard these as arguments against the decision.