Happy F-F-F-F-Fourth of July

Yesterday, Cori and Noelle came over to visit for Independence Day.  Cori and I had vowed to play some tennis and so when they came over in the afternoon, we started talking about books and we looked at our rackets and talked about traveling.  And then it was happy hour.  Sorry, tennis. Maybe next time.…

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First Fourth

Today was a very relaxing day at The Aerie, and I realized that since Penny came to be part of our pack on the day after Memorial Day, that today was her first holiday at home. There was plenty of resting… So sleepy, I can’t pull my legs up And a little curiosity about the…

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Special Holiday Happy Hour — The English Afterthought

It’s a nice calm easy Independence Day weekend at The Aerie this year.  In addition to our national holiday, the weekend is always one of the biggest for tennis fans – this is the weekend of the Wimbledon finals. So, to honor, I’m sorry, honour our nation's forefathers and tennis heroes alike, we made a…

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A Favorite Quote About America

I know that Independence Day is about the Declaration of Independence, but one of my favorite quotes about America is from the satirist PJ O'Rourke : "The U.S. Constitution is less than a quarter the length of a Toyota Camry owner's manual, and it has managed to keep 300 million of the world's most unruly, passionate and…

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