I just spent five days camping in Oregon, casting aside the blog and email and Twitter, embracing nature and family and hours of driving. Beside photos, which will arrive soon, I have memories, a farmer's tan, and assorted mosquito bites.
I came back to civilization to learn that the Mariners traded (trod?) water, Sarah Palin resigned (?!), and Steve McNair and Karl Malden passed on. And that, mostly, the world without me is still the world.