Yes, as we noted yesterday, we are finally taking a week-long, after five months of nearly daily postings.  We’ll be back September 25 bright and early, unless we sneak in something before then.  Thanks for your kinds words, links, friending and RTs.  It looks like a riotous autumn as, among other things, mid-term elections loom.  Tea time?  We think not.

It’s possible some tweets will appear @gregmitch

We’re not quite getting as far as Italy, but I’ll leave you with this: