It's been another wonderful week at school, what with my hard-working and helpful students, colleagues who care about each others thoughts, and weather from nature's wonderland. Now, after my third Friday off (in a whole school year of them!), I'm sitting on the patio as evening drifts toward us on this almost motionless September day. I spend the day grading papers, making my weekly slide show for the students, and reading -- with some kick-off exercising in the minutes around sunrise. Now I hear Jaimie moving dishes around in the sink, and off in the woods and weeds the sounds of small creatures commencing their evening singing.