Hurricane Irene is making a bee-line for the New England coast. By all accounts, the massive storm will force parents to entertain their children non-electronically. For days. In other words, high winds will knock down power lines and disrupt communications. My internet connection is doomed. As Captain Oates famously warned, I may be gone for some time. During my absence, Dan, Brad, Nick, Chris and other TTAG writers will continue to provide firearms news, reviews and schmooze. Please cut them the same slack you cut me. In other words, none. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. In theory. In practice, I may be all wet.