That’s my girl Nora, on her way to fish frogs out of the neighbor’s pool drain this afternoon. She’s wearing a t-shirt that was mine when I was about her age. I can’t explain the rubber boots. She thought they would look fashionable.

Just so you know, we’re doomed. She’s all about attitude now. Yesterday, trying to make her teen geek brother go away and stop bothering her with facts about space, she sniffed, “Science impresses nobody under 12!” Last night she advised me to hire a lawyer to sue the movie studios to compel them to make a film of Little Way. So, y’all watch out. This one is trouble.