This week Mum sent me a sweet little note entitled “Photos for you, you biologist” with a link to an online Washington Post slideshow of lovely little cephalopods. Octopus and cuttlefish have the highest ratio of brain to body mass of any invertebrate. Smart little critters. Not only are they clever, they are so cute I want to scoop one up in my hands and give it a big cuddle. Who knows, maybe one day when I have emptied my brain of all the carryall ideas swirling around in there I will head back to college to pick up my career as a biologist. Dr. Conner has an awfully nice ring to it, don’t you think?