Sculptures of the individual figures from Rodin's Burghers of Calais stand in front of Memorial Church on the Stanford Campus. They're dramatic and beautiful in their way but have always seemed a little out of place to me in sun-washed Palo Alto. But since the end of the quarter is approaching and finals are upon us poor students, I thought it was appropriate to put up something with just a hint of despair and resignation. As I write this, I'm brewing an exceptionally large pot of coffee, putting on one sweatshirt over an even larger sweatshirt, and packing my things to head to the library. I'll be done next Tuesday - see you on the other side.