I hope 2019 goes better for y’all (and us!), Dennett, and you have better luck (health-wise) than you had for your last NYC trip. 🏖
NPR had a piece on vacations this morning (Hey Universe! “Subtlety”! Look it up! 🙄) and they said Vacations Are Good; vacations will not hurt promotion chances, although the reporter admitted it might just be that people who get promoted are more likely to take vacations; and they suggested blocking out a time well in advance to “force” yourself to take vacation. That last bit made the most sense to me.