Just a brief note to let readers know that I haven’t died or been abducted and sent to a secret torture chamber in Kyrgyzstan. Along with Takin’ Care of Business, as the pictures tell, I spent some time tooling around the back roads of Ohio with my equally genealogy-nerd aunt and enjoying the time travel that is visiting nonagenarian farming relatives. I’ve also rediscovered the charms of Greyhound riding in a Midwest summer swelter. I’ll be heading to the Third Coast here in a few days. The blog will resume its regular irregularity in a couple more weeks; sometime after the last line in my trilogy of Gore Vidal novels is finished and my sunburn soothes. All this trying to relax isn’t very relaxing, but I will continue to try. Until then, I will see you at the beach.