In order to recharge, rejuvenate, and revitalize, I’m going to take a short break from the blog, but I will resume posting next month. Blogging has been an enjoyable activity for me, one that has forced me to hit the books, reconsider some of my ideas regarding the trans-Mississippi, and think about some possible research projects. In addition, I’ve greatly enjoyed corresponding with new friends that I have “met” through this blog. I hope that all of you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!! See you in 2010.