Sorry for the blog silence. No excuses. But now I'm off the Bread Loaf Writers Conference for a week and a half where I get to work with the inestimable Luis Alberto Urrea. Have you heard of Bread Loaf? It's kind of like the ultimate space camp, only for writer geeks, not science geeks. So I'll be taking notes and be sure to give you a full report after the 20th. Happy August!