I’m taking a week off to visit my family near St. Louis. This is my first trip since arriving home last Labor Day from Germany and Poland, and obviously a lot less ambitious. But no less fun or rewarding, I’m sure. More trips ahead this summer, likely all on the West Coast. I’ll be back at my desk May 29, with my first expected column May 31. Other than a Memorial Day post that’s all ready to go, don’t expect any posts here.