Jack spent some time with us this morning and he took this picture of us on my laptop just by touching the button. We visited about the situation in the world today and the Republican National Convention. I assured him that we are going to get through these difficult times but that there will be some bumps along the way. I mentioned to him of the confidence that I gained by hearing President Roosevelt say: "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself". I haven't had a chance yet to tell him of my adage that: "Nothing is as good, or as bad, in reality as perceived in expectation". It may be a while before he would understand that one. He is already well aware of the need to respect authority. When his Mother or others in a responsible position, give him "an order" he understands what it means and, the consequence of non compliance. While we may appear "stern" at times, he seems to have the inherent knowledge that discipline is necessary and for his own good. The more we know about nature, the greater our understanding of the connectivenes of all things. We as humans are a part of that system, and our chore is to help its sustainability. Jack will learn about all of these things in due season.