Several kids were romping around in a back yard a couple of hours ago. School’s out (i.e., President’s Day ) and it was somebody’s birthday party. All to say it’s hard to concentrate when kids are having fun outside and you can hear every last yelp, chuckle and scream. I know what that sounds like, but…all right, maybe I should shut up. They eventually stopped.

And then the dog started snoring. You can barely hear it on the video soundtrack, but dog snoring is just as persistent and annoying as the human kind. When you’re trying to write, I mean.