The tone of the last few entries in this space makes me sound a little curmudgeonly lately. It must be the critical eye, because things couldn’t be better right now: I’m traveling the world, about to roll off a great freelance assignment, currently sitting in a Four Seasons hotel in Prague on a beautiful summer afternoon, with London and a July 4th pool party on my agenda for the coming week. And hey, the Yankees have the best record in baseball.

I miss my dog, but other than that, life is good great.