The monsoon finally stopped here. The temperatures are falling, old friends are visiting from Philly, I’ll be lighting a fire soon, and I’m listening to the Bill Evans Trio channel on Pandora (one of my old political science professors, Cecil Eubanks, turned me onto Bill Evans when I was an undergraduate; it was one of the best things I took out of college). What an exceedingly pleasant evening. I’m listening to the music on my Christmas present: a pair of wireless Audioengine A2 speakers.  They’re perfect for my little den, and the sound is really, really fine. My friend and blog reader BradleyP, who is an audiophile, recommended them. I couldn’t be more pleased.