I'm sorry to say that travel fatigue, a cold and some Internet connection problems have kept blogging to a minimum this week.
For observations on this week's Republican National Convention (notably reaction to Governor Palin's speech), go to The Anchoress.
And, a personal note:
My cousin, Mary Ellen, gave birth to a son last night: David James Ketterer.
A hearty congratulations to Mary Ellen; her husband, Dan; and their older son, Danny. Cheers as well to all the Snatchkos on Hickory Street in Burgettstown, PA, who I know are celebrating this new addition to the family.
Pace e Bene, David James. Welcome to the party.