I’m on a week-long vacation in the glorious city of Chicago. Aside from eating my way through the city (very strong recommendations for Green Zebra and Pho 888), I have the time to catch up on a huge backlog of blog posts that have accumulated since mid-summer. Who knows if I will, but my apologies in advance for bringing up (many?) issues which are so out of date, at least by the standards of today’s hyperspeed blogosphere. In the meantime, I’m off to see Harry Potter.