It's time for me to hit the road again and I don't mind saying that my schedule for the next few weeks is pretty hectic. Maybe I should take a cue from my nephew, Jackson, who enlisted some help for an excursion yesterday in a toy Fire Car, a bouncing contraption on springs at his local playground. He jumped right in, put his stuffed animal "Froggie" beside him, and off he went, bouncing up a storm. After several minutes, he became quite upset when his stuffed frog fell to the floor. "Froggie," he yelled, "You're supposed to be handling the stick shift. How can you do that on the floor ...?!?"