Early tomorrow morning we’ll be driving to Ohio to spend a few days with family – and visit an outlet mall or two (don’t ask!).

It will be the first time in a while that I’ve visited this mystical maker-of-presidents swing state, not since the Christmas Day four years ago that we spent in the Cincinnati airport waiting for Delta to reboot it’s computer system.

Which doesn’t really count anyway since the Cincinnati airport is in northern Kentucky.

Anyway, don’t look for much around here for the next week or so since I’ll be spending my time doing very little beyond reconnecting with relatives, taking pictures, and playing with the nephews’ Lego sets.

Very likely, however, twittering will continue since the iPhone makes that way too easy and addictive.

So, whatever you celebrate this time of year, take some time to slow down and ignore all that noise from the larger world for a while.