** Tributes to Roger Ebert, who passed this week, abound. I have very little to offer, or original to add, other than I respect how he lived his life, especially the later years. He never accepted a death sentence, and will continue to inspire and contribute to the love of movies for eons to come. I like that.
**The vagabond opossum has moved on. There has been no sign of her for days. Rose did shoo off a skunk the other morning before she let the dogs out. Glad she was awake enough to realize what she was seeing--and smelling.
**Spring seems to be here for real. I'm always sorry to see winter go. I like the silence, the solitude, and the lack of outside projects. As I get older, and my body starts to rebel from the thousands of hours spent at my desk, the demands of spring become more difficult.