It looks like it will be a classic Memorial Day weekend here in Eastern Massachusetts. Sunny and warm, with thunderstorms mixed in.
I'm taking time off from this blog to do some of my favorite things, coaching my girls under-14 soccer team, refereeing boys and girls soccer games at a nearby tournament, and in between games, playing the same sport with a group of friends, and in between all that bike riding in preparation for the Pan Mass Challenge in August.
Have a terrific weekend, and let's all take a moment at our cookouts to remember why we call it Memorial Day. People have died to protect our right to have the kind of friendly and passionate debates you see on this blog and elsewhere in the public arena. A quiet moment to think of them fondly is well worth the time.