I have another post in the works, which will continue to expand the suggestions I made in "Scapegoat Survival in Uncertain Times." (We have already covered the first three suggestions.) But that post will have to wait at least another week. Right now I am working on a mechanical engineering grad school project. (That's why I wasn't posting for a long while until last fall.) My project involves programming in a mathematical software package called Sage (www.sagemath.org). It's free and open source, which is very good. And if you love playing with a computer all day and are a Ph.D mathematician, the online documentation can provide hours of fun. I don't, and I'm not. So for me, the last several days have been filled with long hours in which I was moved to pray or tempted to smash things, not necessarily in that order. (Yes, yes, I too am human!) As I sometimes say in front of my Russian acquaintances, "Бог, дай милость!"
If anyone knows anything about multiple arguments in a "for" conditional statement, please shoot me a comment. If you don't know anything about that subject, at least pray for my soul. I'll try to have something more for you soon. Thanks for your readership.