I think this is uniquely American, because as near as I can tell even high performing employees and executives from other countries take four weeks or more vacation each year and their companies don't seem to collapse nor are their jobs jeopardized. I suppose this is yet another way that despite being as American as apple pie, I tend to differ from the typical American. What a strange sensibility we Americans have.
So I'll be logging off shortly and enjoying my walk-about down under. If time allows, I'm sure I'll include an entry or two but it is probably more likely that I'll be sunning myself, eating as much ice cream as possible or just napping.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.