Monday, April 18, 2011

The final picture

So, about a year after the donkey made his way to Salamanca with the exam scripts, the diploma finally arrived in the mail one day, when my Thpanish-thpeaking adventure had already faded into just a memory. But here is visual confirmation that I didn't make it all up. I wasn't dry-blogging from the Castro the whole time:

2011-03-31 12.29.04

And yes, I am also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. But that was in a past life, and it all seems so very far away now.

In the words of L.P. Hartley (the famous opening line of The Go-Between, a book I finally got around to reading this past November) -

The past is a foreign country : they do things differently there.

I can think of no better way to close this blog for good. Gracias por leerlo!

Friday, March 25, 2011

New blog!

MAINLY ON THE PLAIN has been essentially closed down for about the past year. The good news is that, since February 2011, there is a new blog, documenting my francophone adventures at

Whipping Cats

Same management, different language!

Please stop by the new blog.