Hey, everyone! I thought a better get a quick post up if only to move the “Weekend Open Thread” down and explain my absence. All’s well — I’m just taking some summer hours this week. It’s been a bit of a juggling act, squeezing in time to work with Jackson out of school, visiting family last week, hosting out-of-town friends the last few days, and our part-time nanny on vacation. So rather than make myself crazy trying to do everything, I decided to slow down, enjoy my time with the people I love, let some laundry pile up, and let DW go without being updated for a few days. I actually have about an hour to myself at the moment before I have to wake up Joanie from a nap and go walk a mile (and back) to pick up Jackson from camp, but instead of using the time to write a column, I’m going to read a book for a little bit and then just lie on my bed and stare out the window and enjoy the power of air conditioning. I hope you understand! I’ll be back on Thursday with a new column and some book recommendations. In the mean time, there’s always plenty of drama in the forums.