I’m dealing with my crushing disappointment by alternately allowing myself to mourn, and pushing it completely aside. In order to do the latter, I’m keeping my mind occupied with RSS feeds.
I wanted to point out yet again that I love Mark Liberman. Lately he has posted about the new grammar tests on the SAT, leading him to a more general discussion of the “theory of mind”, and then back to how current grammar tests are flawed.
Hell, I don’t know if he’s “brilliant” so much as he thinks like me, reacts like me, and writes like me. Regardless, indulging myself in his stuff always brings me a smile.