June 29, 2006

MIA for the next week. You can find me in WI, SD, WY, MT, WY (again), NE, IA, and IL.

Annie and I are embarking on our much anticipated road trip today. We'll (hopefully) see the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Little Bighorn, Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and a performance of Taming of the Shrew in Omaha, Nebraska. George and Alec will continue to do an exceptional job while I'm away. Here's our reading list during the long drives between the places mentioned above.Tocqueville's Democracy in AmericaWalt Whitman's Leaves of GrassLocked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American DemocracyJames Macpherson's Essays on LincolnA River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean (revered UofC prof)Michael Barone's The Almanac of American PoliticsTake Me Out by Richard Greenbergand whatever newspapers I can get my hands on at gas stations.