Admin note: little to no blogging for the next week

Between a deadline and a conference outside of D.C. next week, there will be little to no blogging the week of 7 July 2008.  Email access will, as a result of the conference, be restricted, so expect a delay if you email. 

For my American readers: I hope you had a Happy Fourth of July.  For my British readers, stop pretending you're happy to be rid of us.  For everybody, this is a good time to (re)read America's first and best public diplomacy document, now 232 years old: 

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

Also, check out the podcast version of the blog produced by Odigo.  A computer reads the posts, not me... let me know what you think.