This posting by @belehaa about the relative importance of family time in graduate school is quite good. It reminds me of this (rather morbid, but still gripping) mortality clock titled "See Your Parents."
[I am probably not the first to make this observation, but it seems common for students to enter graduate school with 4 grandparents and leave with, well, fewer grandparents. It's nothing to do with graduate school, really, it's just a matter of what happens to people who are between the ages of 22 and 30. Sadly (as Beth notes), it's not just grandparents.]
Glad to see th'Gaussling still writing about gold mining, even as he is continuing his treatment for cancer.
Ragus! (with comments from friend of the blog Philip Skinner.)
More later, as I see things I missed over the week.