Well, it is actually no vacation. But I didn’t want my readers to think I had abandoned them. I am in the last two weeks of my MFA program, and all my time is being consumed by that right now. I sent my thesis to the printer yesterday, and now I have to finish planning my graduate lecture and a few other things. My graduation date is December 20th!!!!! Then I will be back here to continue riffing more regularly, and to introduce you to my new electronic book, too! I am reading several books for my final graduate residency. A wonderful one you might pick up yourself, and I will riff about it when I get back: The Peregrine by J.A. Baker. I am going to add it to my list of novels and creative nonfiction books that are really poetry. Beautiful language!