An earlier post of mine might have been construed as criticism of respected rapper and member of the community of People Of Colour Notorious B.I.G.. Since writing that entry in my Weblog I have been informed by two of my readers that Mr B.I.G. is, in fact, deceased. I think I and everyone here will agree that his contributions to the performing arts and the recording industry will be recognized for centuries to come for their profound musical importance and their impact upon fields as wide-ranging as philosophy, literature, and geophysics. Our thoughts are with him, his family, and his crew at this difficult time.