For those reasons, my presence here at FauxPolitik can't help but feel the effects. I'll likely be posting fewer pieces, and less specifically "newsy" ones, since I'll be unable to troll the papers and blogs the way I do now. Ideally, I'd like them to be longer pieces, more analysis, fewer snippets and links. We'll see how that works out. I trust our vast readership can be patient while I settle into the new routine, and while I take a well-deserved vacation in early August.