All is chaos this week, again. But by Friday or so, everything should settle down for a several-week stretch of time.

Last week, accompanying my daughter at the National Spelling Bee reduced my available work time by half. Saturday and yesterday, I drove to New York state and back for a big family gathering. So I’ve spent very little time at a computer keyboard lately, and right now I’m not even current about what’s happened in Latin America since Friday.

That won’t improve much this week. I have 10 hours of meetings today and Tuesday, then WOLA’s entire staff leaves Washington Wednesday and Thursday for its annual planning retreat. Posting here will be haphazard and sporadic.

Some “normality” will return on Friday, and for the rest of June, as I intend to stay here in Washington and complete a lot of research, writing, and legislative work.