I have been blogging for just short of eight years. In that time, I have written on line a quarter million word autobiography, another quarter million words of extended essays, and uncounted numbers of words of commentary on the passing scene. I am now eighty-three years old, and I am tired, written out for the moment. I am also just now managing a move from a condominium apartment to a continuing care retirement community. I have decided therefore to take a break from blogging for a week or two. We move on June 28th, and go to Paris for a two-week break on July 12th. Unless something titanic of a political sort happens in the interim, I shall return to blogging at some time between the 28th and the 12th. The world will get along quite nicely without me, I imagine.