No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks. Well, yes—vacation has begun. I will not have the entire summer off, alas, but I do have until Sunday. Then I will be ten weeks working on a tree farm.

But until then a friend and I will be in the forests of Arkansas. We are taking only the bare essentials: Bible, tents, guns and Merlot. We will be meandering a bit on the Ozark Highlands Trail.

Until then, be well.