It's late summer and long time readers of this blog know I usually take the Siskind clan on a vacation. This year we're visiting historic Virginia with stops in Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville and the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. I'm going to be gone from tomorrow until the end of next week and will only be doing light blogging. But that doesn't mean the discussion needs to stop. I'll be posting "Open Threads" which will allow you to post news in the comments. If they're suitable, I'll bump some of those comments up in to their own posts. And if anyone wants to post any guest blog posts, feel free to email me the proposed blog post to