Our backyard is a little boy’s dream today, with a big green bulldozer and an even bigger orange cherry-picker for some very brave folks to repair our aging roof and install lightning rods. Which means that the electric power will be down for several hours, for the third day in a row. (I was proofreading the Winning Writers newsletter by flashlight yesterday – somehow setbacks like this become tolerable and even an adventure when you work for yourself.) So, dear readers, if your comments don’t appear right away, please be patient till the weekend. Actually we should all be patient all the time, but let’s start small.