I gave a puff to Robert Sapolsky's book, A Primate's Memoir. For those who would like a quick introduction to this extraordinary man, here is a TED talk he gave on Class Day at Stanford, where he teaches. It is a delight.
Although I have sworn off TV political commentary, I occasionally sneak a look at the probabilities posted on the various poll synthesizing sites. Nate Cohn [I think] on The Upshot has the unsettling habit of stating the probability that Clinton will win and then comparing that to a sports probability. Thus, Clinton used to be at 90%, which is the probability that an NFL kicker will make the point after. Now she is at 75%, which is the probability that an NFL kicker will make a 45 yard field goal. This makes me deeply uncomfortable. Imagine that as you board a flight, one of the cabin personnel says "Our chance of crashing is quite low today -- as low as the chance that a .350 big league hitter will strike out. Welcome aboard!"
My plan to move to Paris if Trump wins has hit a snag. Several of my relatives have told me that they intend to stay in m apartment there in that eventuality.