·Today is the sixth — SIXTH — anniversary of "Mission Accomplished."
·Three American servicemen were killed in Iraq yesterday.
·It is the first of May, and it's raining.
·Our furnace is malfunctioning.
·The photo is of French toast made from pumpkinseed bread, slathered with fig jam and topped with sliced strawberries. Somehow the little tiny seeds in the figs and on the berries met up in a perfect, lovely crunchy crackle, almost as if on purpose. So, not all's bad.