I’ve declared a news-free weekend for me. Too much depravity evident from New Orleans, and I’ve been too watching too much of the savage decline into darkness displayed by too many of the victims of Katrina.

For years, I’ve had a story idea running around in my head that would involve a more widespread panic and decline away from civilization, and the thoughts in my head pale against the reality of what has happened over the last several days in Katrina’s wake. My imagination is obviously not as good as I thought. In this case, I suppose that’s a good thing.

Anyway, no news for me, and probably not much news here either. Vacation 2004 taught me that I can be away from the news for a while, and the world will continue to spin, despite my apparent disinterest. Trust me, whatever it is, it’ll keep happening….