I had planned to be back by now with the usual offering of deep thoughts, profound insights and knee-slapping humor. (Aw, who am I kidding? Make that “half-baked rantings, pedestrian observations and mawkish attempts to be funny.”) But now that Christmas has come and gone, the holidays suddenly seem worth enjoying.
Toward that end, I spent an afternoon bombing around the woods on an ATV, visited the Georgia Guidestones, discovered the perverse joys of the TV show “Dexter,” had wine with every dinner, avoided newspapers for several days and generally kept club hours (up late, sleep late). Still ahead of me are several books, many college football bowl games and a persistent disdain for anything that feels like work.
All that’s a long way of saying I’m off duty for the rest of the week. See you Monday, Jan. 5.