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As is my custom at this time of year, I'm taking this week off. MNB will be on hiatus until the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6, when we'll return with all new stories and commentaries. Between now and then, the MNB archives will, of course, be open.

Thanks, as always, for your patience … I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer. As for me, there are miles to be jogged and biked, books to be read, and maybe a few adult beverages to be consumed.


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