After a couple of stops along the way, we reached our vacation destination, a rented abode where we plan to stay for four weeks, a period that will include a significant wedding anniversary.
It's not all beer and skittles (“what,” I hear Tom Lehrer saying, “is a skittle anyway?”): we brought a considerable amount of work with us. The theory is that pleasant and cooler surroundings, the absence of distractions, will be conducive, and we can reward ourselves with walks and the occasional adventure. We'll see.
I do hope to have a few things to say about law teaching in a week or two, once I get done writing my early-term lectures. And after the shock of relaxation works off, I may get back to firehose newsreading. But meanwhile, I'm sitting out the issues of the day such as whether progressives manage to block the supplemental war appropriation for its failure to include an Iraq withdrawal timetable and the Obama administration's continuing flight from transparency.