This view of apple blossom from my verandah is one reason to live on the edge of a place which is just a placename dot on the map. Spring has sprung. Mr Zimmerman gets a Nobel cheque for his lifetime body of work. I'd have given the $2m to Leonard Cohen instead, because he is a nice and charitable man as well as A Man Of Letters. Someone I know was in Bobs circle for a bit and felt that the man was completely crackers. I wonder if he is as philanthropic as Ms Dolly Parton who provides schoolbooks for all poor kids in Kentucky. It is easier and more common to be rich than generous it seems. Thank you, that is all, and I hope you have a book and a chair in the sun.