I’m sitting on the front porch. It’s unspeakably beautiful today and it’s not outrageously hot. The neighborhood kids had an Independence Day parade featuring a fire truck from the station down the street. I saw a lot of bicycles and (straggling) parents with strollers and a lot of red, white and blue streamers. The fire truck wholly activated the Kid center of my brain. Fire truck? With the big horns that go GRONK! and everything? Wicked awesome.

Then, I kid you not, a bird landed on one corner of my laptop’s screen.

It’s a lovely day.