We're practically on the way. The blog is staying home, so all the regular features should continue to appear as usual, with a few other surprises thrown in for good measure. If I get a chance, I'll put in a Bouchercon note now and then. I don't expect to have much time to answer e-mail or respond to comments until I get back next week. I won't be keeping up with the news of the world, so I hope nothing of note happens while I'm gone.