A secretive correspondent emails:
“Please keep my name off this (seriously), as I don’t want to give a heads-up of my future plans to any distant friends or family members.
“The WSJ today reports: ‘Sev and Nina Williams are swearing off flights and long drives in 2008—which will mean missing Ms. Williams’s sister’s September wedding in Spain.’
“What a great excuse. No longer will I need to fabricate a rationale to avoid pain-in-the-arse events I have no desire to attend. When an RSVP is required, I’m going to reply: ‘Sorry, but I’ve gone green.’”