Andrew Sullivan will be taking the rest of August off and writes:
Here’s my dream: Ill read books – books on paper, books I have been wanting to read or re-read for a long time and have been unable to absorb because of constant daily bloggery; and Ill sleep and nap; and spend time with my neglected husband and beagles; and try to get a little more perspective on the last couple of years. The spiritual life also suffers from living so much in the world so constantly. A little emptiness is what I yearn for.
I say good for him. Sometimes I think it’d be good for everyone to take a month off the grid during the year; I think that it’d provide a better perspective on what you actually need the internet for.