My niece Hannah Leming cheering for the US soccer team in their match against Ghana. She and her traveling companion Catherine are near Manarola, Italy, one of the five towns of Cinque Terre.

Meanwhile, back on the home front, I just put up the chickens for the night, and mosquitoes gnawed my leg. It’s a sauna out there. I’ll just close my eyes and think of sunbathing on the Ligurian coast.