On the other hand, the doctor got bit today by a patient, so there's that...
In slightly cheerier news, I finally have an idea ... Ish for the NY Tolkien conference. Something about philosophy of language, and how we have to understand word usage in a very specific way if we don't want to descend into Tolkien's cursed science - we have to understand words as a revealed thing, not something abstracted from experience that can be analyzed in a certain way. More Augustine, less Plato.
I'd like to think it's not nearly as dry as it sounds, but then JRRT thought much the same about the Silmarillion.