Although my late nights at the library with a highlighter glued to one hand and a ballpoint lodged behind my ear are well over, and my professional writing is all accomplished via QWERTY, there are still times when my laundry emergency involves a dash of ink on my favorite Spring pants or crisp, white top. What to do? The solution is simple. All that need be done in this situation is pour rubbing alcohol on the ink stain before washing the garment as usual. The mark should disappear like a rat up a drainpipe. Tattoo ink, though, is another thing . . .