Ten-plus days away from internet-land should be mentally soothing, and on the whole it is. But there's a certain background nervousness -- where can I look up that movie name I'm trying to remember? Is there any money left in my checking account? -- whose implications I should explore some other day. Probably some day when I haven't been up round the clock getting from the other side of the world to the Rocky Mountain region.
Speaking of the Rockies, for the next week or so the locus of much Atlantic blog activity will be this "Aspen Ideas Festival" site. If I can stay up long enough, I'll go post some unexpected news linking Aspen and my previous home-away-from home, the Chinese factory world of Shenzhen.