Apologies for the light posting today. I'm en route to Missoula, Montana, where I'm going to be giving a talk at The Badlander tomorrow night at 5pm. In the meantime, Dylan Matthews will be taking holding down the blog. He's smart. You like him. You know how this works.I'll be back on Thursday.

Right now, however, I'm sitting on the tarmac at Dulles watching the rain collect on the window of my (currently grounded) plane. Very meditative. Among other things, it's leading me to contemplate the possibility that I will miss my connecting flight.