Wednesday, January 01, 2003

An interesting historical "twist" in a New York Times column today:

In "Pox," Ms. Hayden, an independent scholar and marketing executive, presents the fascinating thesis that many eminent figures in history very likely suffered from syphilis and that the disease may explain at least some aspects of their behavior, their career decisions and how they accomplished their feats of divinity or defiance. Her parade of likely or possible syphilitics includes Beethoven, Nietzsche, Flaubert, van Gogh, Schubert, James Joyce, Goya, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone, Ivan the Terrible and Hitler.

On a tech note - was able to get my parents set up on their cable modem and their wireless network.... I'm getting is connecting the new printer to the network.

An uneventful new year's is welcomed for me as more than one has been more eventful than I could hope - two car wrecks (neither caused by drunk driving) and other assorted mishaps....will hang out for awhile today before I get ready to head to Chicago for the American Historical Association meeting. For more info:

Have a happy new year! :}

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