This blog is going on vacation as my family and I head off to Europe
for ten days. I have some moral misgivings about vacationing abroad while
people are being killed in the Middle East. I also feel some jitters about
traveling with loved-ones while terror warnings are high and there are
protests against my government (but not against my views) in the very
places that we intend to visit. Basically, I am looking forward to the
trip. This blog, however, is going to have to lapse into silence until
I return, since I will have no Internet access.