9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney for January 14, 2005
"She just resigned without warning, bought a farm and put the house up for sale. Everything I grew up with is going." "But you said it's something she always dreamt about doing... Going back to the basics of life... ...To fresh air and simplicity." "And there's where I keep the quantum anomaly, just next to the mother ship landing pad...And the interstellar homing beacon." "Isn't there some place where you actually milk cows?" "... "Ah yes... But that's all very hush-hush."