Since just teaching every day wasn't enough, I took some big tests today: the kind that are supposed to take four hours each. I had two of them today. When I went into the test center (Lynn English High School), the sky was leaden and overcast, and a bitter wind blew stinging droplets of sleet into my face. But when I emerged, after many hours of academic battle, I was greeted with a cloudless sky and the wonderful warming rays of the sun. I heard birds chirping, and saw fuzzy white puppies leaping and frolicking on the grass. Ah, how much better life is this evening than it was this morning!

Note: all atmospheric and creature-related events described in this post are 100% true. Really!