I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from the blog and resume blog duties on December 10. I need to wrestle with Army bureaucracy for a while, and I'm not looking forward to it. Plus I’m preparing a new class and want to finish the syllabus before I meet with the Vice Chancellor of Mantua University next week. Meanwhile, as a former MI guy, I’m always engaging in black ops; I’d love to tell you about it, but I’d have to kill you (and I don’t want to do that). I currently have three stories in the works and plan to wrap them up in the coming weeks. I’d like to take this opportunity to greet all of my readers personally. Hi mom. Hi dad. Hi sis. Thank you.