I regret that I have but one beard...

 Nathan Hale is hamming it up here in the reading room, a rare touch of levity in an otherwise silent chamber...silent but for the drip drop of water trickling out of a bookshelf into the garbage cans on the far wall.  The rain is really pounding against the windows.

I have one more exam to complete, and I cannot express the depth of my desire to be done for the semester.