Sydney recently got an email recruiting players for an intramural softball team for his department. He couldn’t resist. So today we went to the sporting goods store, picked up two mitts and a ball, and threw the ball back and forth in front of our house. I am glad that, for once, the chickens didn’t try to join us in our outdoor activity. Sydney’s off to his first practice shortly, on a beautiful, sunshine-filled, 50-degree afternoon.