In advance of the last throes of the election campaign season and all the other big-fun events like war with Iran, Fukushima irradiating the planet, economic collapse and climate change currently in progress, I'm taking a much needed "vacation" timeout, but as the Terminator said, "I'll be back." In the interim, there are 20,407 posts for your perusal, as well as the very many great sites in the "Favorites" side bars which I strongly encourage you to explore. Of course commenting is disabled to deter those pesky live-link comment spammers. Folks, be as safe and happy as you can, and now more than ever, please do be kind to each other, we really are all we've got. See you soon!