this is tom, who is one of julia's former professors from her graduate studies at NYU. he writes a blog called phronesisaical, which i recommend wholeheartedly. tom is an expert in ethics, social and political philosophy, environmental policy, international development, and international affairs; and he has about a million records (on vinyl) and makes the best mix cds of anyone i know. he's probably written more than any of us have read in our lifetimes, and his blog is both highly political and highly entertaining. from today forward, there will be a link to tom's blog under my "hey lookie" section. check it often!