I am taking off for New Mexico, site of my eventual retirement (I’ve already picked out the town) and — as of this summer — home of both my brother and my oldest son and his family. Twenty years ago, I announced that I would one day escape to Taos, and then my family beat me to the punch and now they’re there and I’m not.
I will be posting while visiting, if the ads told the truth and I really will have a wireless connection in my room. Yes. I go visit family and I stay in a hotel. It’s my gift to my family. Houseguests — even ones you like — are a big ol’ pain, what with the cleaning and the attempts to act normal while they’re around, and so I make it easy on them by getting a room.
I shall be sending dispatches from Mountain Time, but probably not as frequently as I do from the godless Northeast, my normal stomping grounds. Please be patient. And in the meantime — as always — talk among yourselves.