To any regular reader who tried to access Traces in the last couple of days: I apologize for the privacy notice you encountered. That was precipitate on my part. I am, though, going to step away from Traces for a bit. There is nothing wrong. Just call it a staycation: I’m not really going anywhere, but I do need a break. I’ll leave the site up for a bit, but in a few days, I may put up the privacy wall again. So much of the content is so personal that I feel funny about leaving it here, untended by me, for the random person to happen upon and pick over.