Family in town—same old drill

I’m always thrilled to have family visiting (this time it’s Mom and Dad and Grandpa), but it does cause delays in writing, and I end up posting something like this as a feeble explanation. Coming soon (well, eventually): Ramblings about The Pirates of Penzance and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Lives of Others and the Bronx Zoo! I know you’re breathless with anticipation.