I am home, after crossing the continent to see my grandchildren. It will probably come as no surprise that I consider six year old Samuel and three year old Athena to be the most darling children the world has ever seen [although I feel compelled, distressing though it is to me, to report that Athena cheats at CandyLand -- she looks at the cards and picks the ones she wants, rather than taking what comes up randomly. Sigh. Despite that fact, I did succeed in winning one game of CandyLand, although I never did have much success with Chutes and Ladders.]
While I was away, Obama issued a strongly worded challenge to the Supreme Court. I would dearly love to hear him echo Andrew Jackson's challenge to the court of his day. ["John Marshall has made his ruling. Now let him enforce it."] We shall see.