As you read this, Natasha and I are on a train somewhere in Upstate New York, probably near Albany. We are on our way to Syracuse, where we are getting married on Saturday the 18th!
If you feel so inclined, we are registered at Amazon.
The day after the ceremony, we are taking a train down to New York City, where we will spend the next ten days. It is a much needed honeymoon, as neither of us have had a vacation in years. Since Open Left launched two years ago, I have blogged, on average, just over six days a week (although Paul has been a lifesaver on the weekends).
Personally, I could not be happier. It is always hard to find someone to spend your life with, but to find someone as wonderful, smart, beautiful, fun and compatible as her when we were both already in our mid-30s and even though we both live such strange lives--well, I can't imagine anything luckier ever happening to me.
While we are away, we are leaving the main weekday writing on Open Left in the capable hands of Ian Welsh, formerly of FDL, and Dave Johnson of Seeing the Forest. While I do not expect, and have not asked, them to write about the same topics or in the same style that Natasha and I use, as writers who I have admired for a long time, I think that you will really like them. Please make sure to check them out.
[Natasha here: I did warn him of all the possible downsides, too. He was not dissuaded. Which is wonderful, because Chris is the best thing in my life. I keep asking him if something good like this is really going to be allowed to happen, knock on wood, and he just says that it really, really is. So that's all right, then.]