I have just returned from a few days surfing in Mexico to learn:

1. Britney Spears has lost custody of her kids to "responsible" parent K-Fed.
2. The Senate has taken up the very important issue of attacking Rush Limbaugh.
3. The Cleveland Browns have become the team in the NFL to beat.

What the heck is going on?

I think if you connect some dots here, it would appear that: parenting in Hollywood, legislating in Washington, and competing in the NFL have all found new lows.

It's always a bit overwhelming coming back to the world of news after being detached for a brief time - but gauging from the headlines that I have come back to, there is certainly hope for the week's end.

Therefore I promise to find important and relevant issues to comment on - but apparently it's going to take some heavy lifting. Thank goodness I didn't take the entire week off!