Here's What I Didn't Do on My
(Non-Existent) Summer Vacation
For the sake of efficiency, I've decided that rather than take part in the time-consuming task of individually answering the oft-recurring question about my summer vacation plans, I'd simply respond by sending this article from the Wall Street Journal. It nicely outlines the conundrum of being self-employed, and how one tends to not want to wander off too far, for too long, lest you miss a project or two. And in an iffy economy, that dynamic looms ever-larger. Of course, millions of Americans aren't taking a vacation this summer for other reasons, such as being laid off and without income. So I remind myself about that whenever I'm on the verge of feeling sorry for myself. In any event, don't let that stop you from telling us about your summer vacation plans, or the trip you've already taken, or the cool places you've seen, even if on staycation, a newly coined term that you may have been hearing a lot lately, for all the obvious reasons. After all, perhaps we'll get some vicarious thrills that way.