- The smell of freshly cut grass outside.
- The organized, if not thinned out, closet and dresser drawers.
- Mondays that go by quickly.
- Anticipating a new book arriving any day now.
- Contemplating sending the Pope a condom, and maybe writing a letter to accompany, spelling out the ways that the church has deeply disappointed me, both in its opposition to abortion for the child victims of incestuous rape in Brazil, and to condom use to combat the AIDS crisis in Africa: