I have a couple of vacations planned before classes begin. At the end of the month, I will be in Las Vegas having a reunion with a bunch of my college friends. Then the first week in September, I'm going home to Omaha to visit my family which as of a few hours ago is one person larger! My niece, Isabelle Christine, was born at 12:37 pm today. Congratulations to my brother and his wife! I'll be in town to meet my new niece and to celebrate her sister's first birthday. I'm really looking forward to it.