Good morning ... It's time for me to spend some of these vacation days I've been hoarding, so Vitals will be in the capable hands of Bob Herman and Caitlin Owens next week. Then it will be off for the holidays and back in January.

Thank you for reading and for all your tips and feedback throughout the year. It really is a pleasure to have such smart and engaged subscribers; hearing from you is one of the best parts of writing this newsletter. Happy holidays, and I’ll see you in 2019!