Holiday Vacation Time to Get Away

My sister's posts here and here on the summertime shutdown in the Netherlands and this article in the Times on Americans' reluctance to take vacations (who knew that the average American has 3.9 weeks of vacation per year?) brings to mind something that a faculty member at work said, semi-deprecatingly, about certain workaholic colleagues: "They think the College will have to shut down if they get a good night's sleep."

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