If you are a blogospheric veteran, you will have been aware of one of its most prolific members - the multi-talented, deep, and laugh-out-loud funny Michael Berube, whose blog was one of the finest out there before he mothballed it in January of this year. If you are a newcomer to blogs, then you missed out big time, and you could have a fine time browsing the archives. I am, however, delighted to report that Michael is joining one of our favorite group blogs - Crooked Timber. I'm waiting eagerly for his first post, and the familiar flowing prose and brutal takedowns. Welcome back Michael!