Clive – I’ve never been so flattered to learn that my writing has helped put someone to sleep! The dog is probably trying to figure out why he can’t see the chew toy you’re so obviously working on.

Seriously, I’m sorry to hear you still have that cold. I’ve been noticing other reports of summer colds from far-flung friends and acquaintances on Facebook. Like everything else these days, I guess, the viruses are globalized. My mom came back from Newfoundland last Wednesday with a cold feeling, but fortunately shook it off after a good night’s sleep. Sleep is always the best medicine, I think.