How Can You Miss Me if I Don't Go Away? I have an admittedly disproportionate fear of burglars. In my defense, I have been burglarized once (wallet, digital camera, a solitary ticket to that weekend's Ravens game) and there was another attempt a few years later, but our alarm system, WHICH I NOW USE RELIGIOUSLY, defeated the would-be thief. So when I left the country for a week of teaching in Italy and then a family vacation in Spain, I didn't want to draw attention to my absence. Hence, no social media posts, no matter how beautiful the sites in Florence, Siena, Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Madrid.