Hey! I’m going walkabout!
For a few days, I will be incommunicado. My phone will be off. I will not go online. If Trump resigns, or if Pence and Hatch and Ryan make America great again by invoking the 25th Amendment, or if the South Dakota Libertarian Party announces at its convention that an election year with open seats and divisive GOP primaries for the top two races are the perfect time for them to get the national party to invest seven figures in a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, I won’t hear about it or blog about it for a few days. (If you believe in fate, I’m tempting it.)
This intermission is unusual for me. Since getting serious about blogging in late 2006, I’ve been online blogging almost every day. I’m pretty sure the last time I let a day pass without going online and publishing at least one blog post was at the end of 2012, when my wife and I led my intrepid Spearfish French students on a tour of Paris, Rouen, Caen, and D-Day Normandy. Otherwise, at home or on the road, workday, vacation day, holiday, the first people with whom I communicate at length every morning are you, South Dakota.
Don’t get the impression that I need a break. I just want to go walkabout, and on this walkabout, as on the trip to France, that means not being plugged in. I look forward to plugging back in once I’m back.
In the meantime, use the comment section under this post to share updates with each other and to provide me with a running list of things you think I need to write about when I get back.
You will see some posts pop up while I’m away. I’ve worked up a religious essay that I’ve broken into a few separate posts and set to auto-publish through the weekend. Comment on them all you wish… but remember: I won’t be here to moderate or respond for a little while. I’ll let you know when I’m back!