From my front lawn, I could see tonight's commencement-eve fireworks. A tree was in the way, but I didn't mind.

At the end of my review process this year, I was reminded gently that a career is a marathon, not a sprint. Commencement weekend: same thing. Three formal events today, three more tomorrow, and then the village will suddenly be largely vacant once more. Ka-boom indeed. I'm ready for sleep, and it's well before my usual bedtime.