Well, faithful readers, I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow. My family and I will be spending a week on Vinalhaven, an island in Penobscot Bay. I’ll be out of reach of television, email, cell phones, and just about every other vestige of modern civilization. We’ll be swimming in quarries, beachcombing, taking lots of long walks and bike rides, and I imagine consuming a good deal of wine. Have a great week, and stay cool. My you achieve true independence.