It being a “Third Wednesday” which usually carries with it “low attendance” and additionally being victim to a conspiracy of circumstance and vicissitude which plucked two of the mainstays off the vine, we were a headcount of four – Alex, Don, John L. and myself (DQ) – when we trudged into The Halligan to find the corner booth “occupado.” Fortunately the whole rest of the dining room was empty, so we picked a corner table and wrapped ourselves around some booze. As far as I can recall there was some carryover from the Free-For-All content relevant to publishing, and there was some glancing mention of a few musicians and their tunes. Anglo-saxon got mentioned, as it often does, and iambic pentameter may even have got some time on the table. Nice chat, all told, as usual.