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Vacation time

I'm taking a vacation for the month of August.

Photo by anjuraj on Flickr.

It's been a while since I had some time off from the blog, and in the past, I've only taken a break for big trips like my honeymoon. In those cases, I also scrambled to get posts in ahead of time from myself and contributors to keep the blog going.

Larry Lessig would always take one month completely off from work, including not checking email. I'm not going to completely unplug from the blog or email. However, I'm going to set expectations that during that month, I probably won't reply to messages, probably won't attend meetings, and probably won't post.

The other contributors will keep up some amount of posting, but that's up to them. There might be some breakfast links on days some contributors have time to do them. If you want to suggest an article, please make sure to use the tip form so that it goes in the queue.

If there's something I really want to post, maybe I will. But maybe I won't. Maybe I'll do a little coding on some ideas I've had for useful tools, potentially using the new Metro open data. Or maybe not. I'll probably take care of some chores around the house. Maybe I'll go explore more of the region on foot or by bike. Greater Greater Wife and I will also be out of town at the beach for a week.

I'll be back after Labor Day, on Tuesday, September 7th.

I hope you will keep checking Greater Greater Washington and, in particular, resume your frequent reading in September. If you might forget to come back, sign up for the daily email or subscribe in an RSS reader.

Have a nice August!

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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You should have added, I will be home during that whole time sitting on the porch with a shotgun on my lap, so don't even think about breaking into my house.

by Ward 1 Guy on Jul 30, 2010 3:24 pm • linkreport

David has truly become a Washingtonian - taking the month of August off!

by Andrew on Jul 30, 2010 3:34 pm • linkreport

Enjoy your time off!

by Penny Everline on Jul 30, 2010 3:54 pm • linkreport

Have a great break, David. You deserve it!

by Matt Johnson on Jul 30, 2010 4:13 pm • linkreport

Doesn't France shut down most of August too? No, GGW or LeMonde, I guess. :(

by aaa on Jul 30, 2010 4:23 pm • linkreport

Before you take off, I'd greatly appreciate if you'd address your incorrect statement on the L'Enfant Plan in the comment section of your recent posting on the CUA student designs for Foggy Bottom (please see my comment of earlier today). While it is a common error (the political intrigue around the situation is fascinating), it does need correction.

Many thanks and have a great vacation!

by Long Time Rez on Jul 30, 2010 9:09 pm • linkreport

Have a great vacation, even though I don't understand why you hate on the DMV name for this here potentially greater region.

by Lindemann on Jul 30, 2010 11:49 pm • linkreport

Sorry to be picky, but you are not just taking the whole month of August off but also one quarter of September.


by Jazzy on Jul 31, 2010 10:42 am • linkreport

On a similar note, WHAT'S THAT? will also be off for August. I know the double whammy may make some of GGW readers go absolutely insane...but I know we can make it through.

by Mike Rogers on Jul 31, 2010 11:30 am • linkreport

Enjoy your time off, which actually makes sense. I enjoy your blog and occasionally upload from it onto Montgomery County Daily.

by Daniel Vovak on Jul 31, 2010 4:50 pm • linkreport

just enjoy your vacation...very lucky to be you..

by Bali villas on Aug 2, 2010 7:00 am • linkreport

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