Silly, silly Big Man. Everyone knows that our modern culture is based on nothing but adoration of and interest in all things banal.

Many of you have inquired about how our bizarre and troubled pooch, Ursula, is adjusting to country life. Robbed of all the threats of the city, such as garbage trucks, school buses, passers-by and loud noises at all hours, she has identified the largest local threat, and bravely guards the Big Man and I against it. This threat is a herd of happy beef cows, that pasture within view (and hearing) of our living room.