Yes, an actual vacation, nine time zones away — and no laptop computer. Giving up the MacBook was like giving up alcohol and caffeine. It meant that I could not work on writing or editing; therefore, I was truly on vacation.
What was left was the tried and true —notebooks for writing a travel journal and for jotting down things that I would do later, when I was home. Not now. What a concept.
OK, so I did take an iPhone for email and photos. But I think that was the first long trip without a computer since . . . 2004.
Now it all starts up again, including this blog . . . soon. Thanks for your patience.