I'm back in Austin after spending the weekend in Chicago, sort of a 5% hometown for me and, of course, a great city. A few stories from while I was away: a piece on the impacts of the space shuttle's end. (More on that later this week.) A post on sex-selective abortion, in response to Ross Douthat's recent column on the same, at Democracy in America. And a little foray into baseball punditry, at Prospero.