In accepting the nomination for the Presidency in 1960, John F. Kennedy said, "We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through the darkness to a safe and sane future." Like millions of other Americans, I was deeply moved by those words. Sadly, the most I have personally been able to do in response is to mount lights under the cabinets in our remodeled kitchen, but it is a start.
Sally said last night that she wanted to bake plum cake today, and I just couldn't let another day go by without some progress. She agreed to help me with the lighting before continuing her baking. It's 7:30 p.m., the cakes are in the oven, and where there was once deep darkness, lights now shine.
OK, OK, enough of the irreverence. We're really happy to have gotten this done.