got the premier magazine column done for the july issue. look for musings from me in those pages every other month in my new column. there is a beaver swimming around and having a good old time right outside my window, right there near the canada goose. every now and then it climbs up out of the water onto a patch of grass or a rock and i can't believe how big it is. this is the sort of thing i have to contend with while writing. by the way, does this mean my yard will flood sometime soon?