And it's me.
As I alluded earlier this week on one of the comment threads, for a few days now I've been fighting a cold that has pretty well nailed my whole household. So I'm going to take today to get some extra rest before the week-and-a-half sprint to Election Day.
With that, we'll get an early start to this week's Open Thread ...
PROGRAMMING NOTE: In the near future, AJC.com will be getting a totally new look; some of you may have seen it during some live-testing we've been doing. Among the changes is a new arrangement for links to blogs, including mine. I very strongly urge you to bookmark the home page for my blog (and any other AJC blogs you follow) as that will be the easiest way to find our work once the changes take place. You can also get my updates via Facebook and Twitter , if you're on social media. Thanks for your patience and interest in my blog.