We are currently in Arkansas at a Birdsong family reunion. All except two members of my extended family have made it; we’re not terribly numerous, but we’re a clan of strong personalities, and this is the first time we’ve all been together in many years. This morning Sydney survived a round of all-adults-in golf (he’s never touched a club) and probably played much better than I did. I’m glad that he’s had almost a decade of life with me to get used to Birdsong ways, since I’m sure it was good training for this crowd. Katherine and Nathaniel are still struggling to catch up on sleep after all of the traveling, but they’ve really enjoyed playing with the numerous cousins who happen to be 6 and 4, too, and discovering the fun to be had in a kiddie pool.