Happy Easter everyone.
I’ve been enjoying the day reading Charles Kupchan‘s excellent new book titled How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the real must reads of this season.
But as I have been sitting on my porch, the robin that I wrote about last year has returned and is again valiantly trying to build a nest where one can’t be built — just on the inside corner of my front porch roof.
She has strewn building materials all over the porch — and thus I had to go get the rubber duck that so many of you liked last year and put him in the erstwhile nesting spot.
The robin is looking at me this moment with an irritated scowl. Another day, I may actually build a slightly larger platform for her to get the nest safely in place — but not today.
Hope Spring is working out nicely for everyone.
The robin just pooped on my porch.
— Steve Clemons