This morning I put my family on a plane to Paris. We had arranged the trip many months ago through my son's school . I, being the bread-winner, get to stay home. Staying home is not too bad since I <a href="http"//">went last year</a> .

But, we didn't plan for a war when spring break dates were set. And Bush would not change the date of his attack no matter how much money we pledged to the Republican Party. Sigh.

I'm sure they'll be all right. In fact, they will probably have a wonderful time since there won't be crowds in Paris. They will have the <a href="http"//">Louvre</a> to themselves.