A change of pace for this particular entry, from ruminating to "awww, how cute!" I could not resist putting this photo of my nephew Oliver and me online. He's such a sweet little boy, and I love talking with his mom, my cousin Evelyn, about children, parenting, and relationships. I always feel that my faith in the goodness of humanity and the beauty of relationships between people is strengthened whenever I talk to Evelyn. I had lunch with Evelyn and her boys, Oliver and Ethan, on Wednesday. Afterwards, Oliver gave me a kiss goodbye. I bid a quiet goodbye to a sleeping Ethan.