The Golden Plover and Ruddy Turnstone are on the beach. Why aren't I? It's mid-July already and I haven't planned my summer vacation. Fewer people are planning vacations this year. A rough job market often creates a fear that we might not be missed from the office and really aren't that important (and so we're replaceable). But for some of us, it's just that we may have lost the ability to relax and get away from our daily routines.