1. I had an intense afternoon back at the Barn in the Farm. Armenian blow back. Blackmail box. Mexican mafia rage. Top ten gangbangers. Cassidy wonders, "Did Daddy kill Terry Crowley?" Fed in Mexican mafia pocket. Never a dull moment on The Shield.
2. Jeri got busted up in a motorcycle wreck last month and while recuperating has time to write. It's really good stuff.
3. Dinner on the Pendleton's deck in the still coolness of a perfect July evening, sweetened by the sugary scent of petunias.