I know that we're all going to miss Erik. I want it duly noted that I tried to get him to book his trip through Expedia or Priceline, but he's kinda frugal and insisted on using humanshields.com. No fault of mine.
I'll try to keep the blog alive while Erik's away. But as some of you know, I'm writing a book, and I have another blog called Metaphor. (Link in the left column.) So while Erik's away, if any of our readers want to take a shot at guest-blogging, it's cool with me. Like when Letterman got sick, right?
Just click my name on the left, and send your post in an e-mail.