Sorry about my absence, but I've been on holiday, with limited access to a computer, for nearly two weeks. I spent quality time with my family at a lovely condo in Peru, Vermont -- the locale of the Bromley Mountain ski resort, and a wonderful place to spend a summer vacation!
It was marvelous! No constant monitoring of e-mail or Facebook or Twitter, no news headlines blaring onscreen at me, no pressure to stay "connected." Just me, my sister, brother and dad, hanging out, hiking the local mountains, swimming in the community pool, kayaking on the Battenkill River, and barbecuing at night, with a roaring fire and board games -- and some TV (hey, they're not totally uncivilized there; they do have cable!) -- to occupy our time. We also played a little golf and tennis, to work out a bit of the rust and kinks in our games! Oh, and I completed a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle all by myself (everyone else got too frustrated with it!).
I did manage to post a few articles on my Examiner site, so in case you didn't get a chance to check those out -- here's the link.
Otherwise, it's been a very relaxing and rewarding couple of weeks. But now, back to reality! Which means, of course, that you'll be hearing more from me ... that's a good thing, right!!!