I accept that journal articles are influenced by the same aerodynamic forces that make boomerangs return to the thrower, but one never wants to see the paper return without bringing something else with it. Much of the past week was devoted to revising a paper to fit a different house style and it took up rather more time than I should have allowed. I did get a really good re-write in, which makes it a better paper, but it’s no closer to publication than it was back in April. Having climbed out of the pit of Chicago style, I can return to some productive writing. Instead of dwelling on that frustration, I will revisit the issue of Print-on-Demand publishing (POD) and its unexpected ills.