Sorry about this protracted silence, and thanks to all those who e-mailed me asking if I was fine. Things seem to have lost their normal distribution and there've been far too many outliers. I hope some of you were able to attend the WICB lunch at the recent ASCB meeting. Perhaps someone who attended it could tell the rest of us about it. Despite the fiscal climate, I think it is a good idea to look at where one stands in terms of remuneration from an institution. The Chronicle has published some data compiled by the American Association of University Professors. The AAUP has many interesting bits of information.Oh, if you are wondering, an apeirohedron is a polyhedron with an unbounded surface.