Every two years, I take a 1-2 wk hiatus from science, aside from emailing, fine-tuning graphs, grants, and papers, of course, to attend a biennial family reunion held in Ft. Myers. So, please do not expect much science to be discussed though I would like to comment on some recent studies published in Science and the Journal of Neuroscience soon.

I caught up on my Science and New Yorker subscriptions that were backlogged by 2-3 mths during the 10 hr car ride, and plan to tackle Steven Pinker’s Better Angels of Our Nature on the beach in between kayaking, boogie boarding, cerveza drinking, and waiting in insanely long lines at one of the Disney World Parks.