I am going away for the weekend. I don’t know where except that it is somewhere in California. It is, as far as I can determine, some kind of retreat. Many of my friends have been in the past, but they aren’t talking. There is a list of things I need to bring and a list of things I am to leave behind. It doesn’t look like access to the Internet or any other communication with the rest of the world will be available, so please excuse me until Monday. Have a great weekend!