I apologise to the folks whose sites I regularly comment on that I haven't been over. Integrating a fifth son into our schedule has been smoother than expected, but not without its inconveniences. Posting less is one thing, but I'm generally a better commenter than initiator, and reading without interacting at your sites is a move away from my strengths. I'm sure you'll all do fine without me, but I thought it polite to at least explain my absence. Next week will be worse, as I go down to Parris Island for Chris's graduation from boot camp.
I have also been frustrated enough by the truly amazing list of Obama problems to return to some deeper, more timeless reading in order to get perspective. I should do more of that anyway, rather than merely reacting to the events of the day, but I have more incentive now. We may be at a precipice, and sudden, instinctive moves on our part might be dangerous. Pick up your Bible, your Plato, your Marcus Aurelius, your Chesterton or Chanson.