I was supposed to be giving a paper at the ICS seminar today on 'The bloom of youth'. (That might sound deceptively interesting. In fact, I go on for quite a long time about Aristotle, NE 10.4 1174b31–3.) Unfortunately, I couldn't make it. Although the weather here in Cambridge has been quite nice -- at least it has been since about 9.30 this morning -- there have been no trains from Cambridge either to King's Cross or to Liverpool Street. I suppose that the lines have been blocked by trees and other debris from the 'St Jude storm'. With luck, I will be able to reschedule the paper. So, I instead got an afternoon in my office trying to catch up on the annoying admin that I would rather have left undone so I could go to London and meet some friends and talk about some ancient philosophy. Drat.