We have returned from our big excursion -- 21 of us (almost all of the people I love most in this world) spent the last seven days on an Alaskan cruise. Our weather was fabulous; food, scrumptious; entertaining, great -- and it was wonderful to have quality time with kids and grandkids and even the priest.

So it is back to the grind, though I am not sure about that cooking thing!

This coming weekend I will be with the Florida reporters, then in just a few short weeks at NCRA's annual convention.

My three new books on drills -- Practice Really DOES Make Perfect -- are on their way from the printer and will be available later this week on my website.

Happy punctuating!