Despite his stated qualms about the correlation between going on vacation and e-mail backlog, Ethan and I are going on holiday. We'll see old friends, enjoy the Maine coast, and savor some of what Bar Harbor/Acadia has to offer before returning home again.
(An admission: the photo above isn't from Maine. It's actually from Sicily last summer. What can I say -- my photostream is short on images of the coastline and the sea. Perhaps this trip will rectify that.)
Anyway: I'll be offline for six days. I wish you all an early Shabbat shalom, and a heartfelt chodesh tov / a good new-moon to you. Feel free to continue conversations in the threads of recent posts, and I'll catch up when I'm home again. See you on the flipside!