I’m about to head to Little Rock National Airport for a plane to Chicago and then London, where I’ll go to Dover for a ship that’s going to cruise the coast of France, from Normandy to the Basque region of Spain. Highest temperature expected in any of the ports on the list is about 72. Many are rainy. I’m OK with that.

Durango, not to worry. Dog and family will be at watch on the home front. At the Times, Lindsey and Co. plan to be looking after blog customers. I hope to check in now and then, but that depends on a lot variables, ranging from Internet connectivity to other distractions.