It is late afternoon on a weekend in mid-November and I am savoring the solitude. It’s been a busy month, with back-to-back trips for work, family events, and fun, followed immediately by houseguests. Delightful, all of it; but I am yearning for quiet, ready to be completely alone with myself and my thoughts.
But I am not alone: out of the corner of my eye, I see a shadow dash across the floor. On second appearance it turns out to be a little brown mouse, zipping around my kitchen in search of warmth…Read more