It hasn’t escaped my attention that in the past seven years, I’ve taken no more than a couple of days off at a time from writing Centauri Dreams posts. Now that the doldrums of summer are here in the northern hemisphere, it seems a good time to take a somewhat longer break. Not that I’ll stay away if something major happens — if Debra Fischer announces rocky worlds around Centauri B, for example, I’ll be all over the story. But a week off will provide the chance to reflect, recharge, and get in some backed up but necessary reading. I’ll plan to have the next Centauri Dreams post up, then, some time next week, probably by the 27th, and then back to normal.