Alas, the finance people at Middlesex vetoed the money for the trip and have frozen their budget for the year, so it looks like I won’t be presenting at the Deleuze and Rationalism conference. Nonetheless, it was nice to receive the offer and Hallward informs me that he would like to get me out there in the next year or so and also set up additional talks at Cardiff, Warwick, and Dundee. They’ve decided to retreat to Toscano in my stead. Toscano’s always getting all the good dates! [Shakes fist angrily] Damn you Toscano! Perhaps I should see if my college can muster some funds.