I'm headed away from internet connections and cell phone range for the rest of the week. My post on the labor movement and lillies of the valley will have to wait. I'll take some time to pray for all of you readers and friends known and unknown. Otherwise, it's vacation and decompression time. Alleluia.
There's plenty of reading material below and also in the links to the right if you want to browse around. And, of course, leave messages in the comments box here or at the posts on which you wish to comment. I'll read them all and respond when I return.