Goodbye to me and hello to Harry!

This will be my last post until next Thursday. Taking my first vacation in years and it is intended as a total rest. We'll pick up a couple of dropped memes when I return, including cataloging historians' failures surrounding the incident of McClellan's commission.

In my place, please welcome Harry Smeltzer. Harry is an independent, thoughtful reader of many years who should have more than few interesting observations to share with you. I'll let him introduce himself to the extent he may wish to do that. I appreciate his accepting this invitation and hope he gets a little fun out of it.

If dropping by this blog has been any kind of routine, dear reader, please do continue.