First, thank you so much for the wonderful responses to my request yesterday for your favorite books on writing! I plan to collect them all in a list to share later this week, so please add any other titles you think of. So many great suggestions!

I need to spend most of today working on an index that is due soon (my other, other job, lol), but not before I update you on my potato gaffe (read this post to see what I mean). Last weekend I was at dinner with some friends who asked whether the potato worked to remove our broken lightbulb, and I said with more than a tinge of embarrassment that I cooked all the potatoes I had bought for that purpose and hadn’t removed the bulb yet.

So, this morning, I finally did it:

How many English professors does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but only after blogging about it and time for class discussion.