Well, tomorrow Megan and I are heading for Ireland, by way of Atlanta. We’ll be exploring the Emerald Isle and will return next Monday. We’re both extremely excited; this will be my first time leaving the country in 20 years, the last time being a family trip to Toronto in 1990. Although I was outside of the continental U.S. in ’04, visiting Hawaii, I’ve never been to Europe before, so special thanks go to my ever illustrious mother for organizing and financing the trip. This will effectively conclude what has certainly been an enjoyable summer. It seems like it just flew by. I’m looking forward to the start of the fall, and football season. My Bengals look good with the addition of Terrel Owens, and I’ll also have my eye on the Reds for the remaining five weeks of the baseball season. All I was looking for this year was for them to go over .500, but the way things are looking, they’ve got a good shot at locking up the National League Central and a playoff berth if they can hold off the Cardinals. Should be an exciting postseason…I also wanted to mention that my new novel is progressing nicely, and that I’m some two-thirds of the way through it. It will be very gratifying when I have the rough draft completed, as it always is when I near the conclusion of a big project. That’s all for now. I’ll check in again when I’m able, and hopefully have some tales from Ireland. Cheers.