A cartoon in this week’s New Yorker, the one with drawings of virtual music groups on the
cover, made me smile. A driving teacher is pictured in a car with a driving school sign on the top. Holding a cup of coffee
in his hand, the instructor is saying this to the pictured, teen-age student driver: “Think of it as a video game where
you get points for responsible driving.”
Today, November 21st, no ripples worry the water’s surface. Last night’s temperatures dipped giving us the remembered taste
of winter. The pond is frozen.