Today, the book said to work with sidewalk chalk near your home. That's all well and good except that out in the boondocks we don't have sidewalks. Fortunately, my car was due for inspection in town and as it was getting worked on, I walked the streets of my hometown feeling old. On the sidewalk near the train tracks and the lumber yards, I wrote my message and put it inside a completely inaccurate green bear paw in honor of my alma mater. Maybe the kids will see it as they walk home from school. Maybe it will be washed away in the coming rain.