Here's a Wednesday night open line and a farewell.
I'm off to China in a few hours and will be gone about three weeks. (Not to worry about the homefront, as some have in the past -- vigilant caretakers and my fierce bulldog will be on guard.) We think we have a schedule for Times staffers and some guest bloggers to supply continuing fresh news, opinion, talking points, rumor and innuendo while I'm away.
Tips are welcome. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be checking in from time to time, depending on Internet access.
An early reminder: My plane connections willing, I'll fly back from Tokyo just in time to close out the KUAR Spring Begathon with Rosi Smith of Children's Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 11. The customary Blog matching program will be in effect. Save your nickels. We'll post a reminder here that week.