Howdy, all!

If you’re reading this, I am off the blog this week, getting in a combo of Frantic Work On My Book and Patriotic July 4-themed R&R! I’ll miss you! But don’t worry, you are in excellent hands with Rachel Manteuffel, a quality human being who has written such gems as this and this — and is the winner of a Livingston Award, for this. They fixed a whole memorial for her one time! In other words, I’m a fan.

Show her all the love, and see you next week!

(And I’ll still see you in the live chat!)

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.