This may not be of interest to most of our readers, but I have sad news that’s relevant to many of the bloggers. Last weekend Raleigh’s burned down. It was the traditional place for beers after the seminar for which this blog is named, and the first draft of my qual syllabus was originally written on a Raleigh’s napkin (back when they had napkins that were perfect for writing math on). It’s always sad to lose a place that felt like home. Have a drink outside in memory.