What could be better? That’s what I was thinking to myself when this morning’s mail brought my desk copy of Herman T. Tavani’s Ethics and Technologies, and Strategies for Ethical Computing (Third Edition). I know that sounds crazy but I’ve been at odds with myself for the past six months trying to decide where I was going to locate the desk (my mother’s Paul McCobb Planner Group Secretary) I use for my primary work. Two weekends ago I made Patient-Long-Suffering-Spouse help me in an intense and back-breaking game of musical furniture. As a result the piano is now in the dining room, waiting for someone who can actually play the thing to sit down and fill the house with music. The dining room table can actually be used, once again for dining. And my work desk is where it should be, in the designated room that we’ve always referred to as “my” office (probably used to be an enclosed sun porch) but that desk was taken over by PLSS for dealing with household finances. So now there are two desks, he only uses the finance desk in the mornings before work, and for a brief time in the afternoon after work, and the rest of the time the office is mine, all mine. So for today, at least, I am playing the absent–minded professor. I’ve sent the boys (husband and son) off to pursue their own plans and I’m happily ensconced at my desk with a textbook at my side and a syllabus to revise for my Johns Hopkins students.