Actually, there is no madness. For the past week, the wetlands behind my yard have transformed into a pond, and two families, one of geese, one of ducks, have found their home there. The horses graze in the narrow fields left to them, but it is the waterfowl that take precedence. How regal the Canadian geese look, dipping their long necks to sip water, while the ducks spend time with their tail feathers on display, washing or splashing for fun. I have been felled with yet another flu bug that my first- time- ever flu shot did not ward off (apparently, this year was an off-year for prevention) and my flu lingers. Endless cups of tea, endless boxes of tissues. But there are good things, like the geese and ducks, and my book, swimming along. If you get a copy of this week’s People Magazine, the one with the headline Wedding Countdown, there is my book, featured as a pick!