Tomorrow morning, dear readers, I will wake up dark and early and scurry to an airport, off to spend a week in New Mexico. In the words of Bilbo Baggins, I am GOING ON AN ADVENTURE! I have never flown before, never driven in a major city, never traveled alone, and have never even been outside the South. I'd say I've got an interesting week ahead! Some posts have been scheduled in my absence, and I hope to return in a week with a mind awed and a camera full. If I do not return -- if my plane should unexpectedly land on the side of a mountain, if I am bushwhacked by highwaymen, If I become forever lost in DFW trying to find the right terminal, or if I am kidnapped by some drug cartel to become their on-staff purveyor of Anglo-American folk songs -- it's been a fine nine years. I'm pretty sure I'll return in one piece, though -- and so, until then!