Four unrelated mutterings
Is there a nice way to ask someone whose home you are visiting for the first time if the contorted copper thing with copper 'canes' coming from it ...sort of near their front door is a coat rack or a sculpture?
What is the name for the new "tennis shoes" that appear to have goiters where the shoes' heals used to be?
Has anyone with shedding cats had success with the auto room vacuum cleaners called roomba?
And finally and sadly, Richland, the agglomeration of houses on Richland Creek that you drive through to get to our place lost a beautiful building to fire this weekend. It was lovely, classical (real meaning of the word) architecture. A real loss.