According to Wonk Room, Morano is out. (I don’t think I had anything to do with that, but I sure have to wonder what happened.) He will likely continue his career of erm, what it is he did to me (and, apparently, to John Kerry, so I’m in good if unfortunate company) but at least he won’t be doing so from a Senate office on public funds.
Also my blog traffic is up.
And I’ve gotten all kinds of support from all sorts of people.
So it was a very emotionally stressful week but not all bad. Perhaps people are starting to think of the implications of the fact that “mortalities on the order of a billion are not excluded” who hadn’t considered the implications of such a possibility before. That would be a worthwhile contribution.
That said, honestly, if I had it to do over I wouldn’t.
I would especially like to express my sincere and profound regrets to the University of Texas community for being instrumental in their wholly undeserved public embarrassment. I would have gone to great lengths to have it some other way had I been given the choice.
As I mentioned recently in comments, these events do have me wondering if my biggest prospective contribution to the world is in a conventional scientist role. I am interesting in corresponding with anyone who has ideas for how to structure a career as a writer/content provider, mostly on the internet. I would need to be able to support myself modestly.
I’ve mentioned this prospect a few times in the past, but I’m inclined to get serious about it.