Ser Deg Senere!

That’s Norwegian, apparently, for “See you later!” I’ll be heading across the Atlantic tomorrow in order to take part in National Review’s cruise of the Norwegian fjords, so my blogging over the next ten days or so will be very light.

To those NR cruisers who are Bench Memos readers: I invite you to say hello. And lest you be scandalized by the fact that I will be accompanied by a beautiful young lady who is not my wife, I will be pleased to introduce you to my daughter.

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