Spending the week at Grand View Lodge near Brainerd, Minnesota with extended Kubes family. The classic American resort thing — fishing, golf, tennis, lakeside reading, yoga, meals included… It’s all about the kids — 11 cousins now, Miles the youngest, being showered with kisses and funny faces. By night, Cranium, Mexican train dominoes, political and religious discussions with brother-in-law. Total wind-down time, recharge batteries before students return next week. Absolutely no idea what’s going on in the outside world right now, and don’t much care. Vacation classique.