I’m going to be hitting the road for the next week, starting today. More family stuff to take care of. I’m hoping to maintain a steady if lighter blogging presence while I’m traveling, but I hope you won’t begrudge me maybe a couple of days to recharge my brain. Between personal issues and trying to keep up with the sheer volume of crap coming just out of Washington–forget the rest of the world–these days, I feel like I’m spending most of my time in a daze. I could really use a little break.