— reached Book 52 in Robin’s 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge;
— seen Hamlet at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and realized that last year’s Gift Theatre production may prove the most electrifying and memorable Hamlet I will ever see;
— planted impatiens, purslane, and geraniums and mowed the lawn at least five times;
— reread fourteen of the eighteen chapters of James Joyce’s Ulysses (in anticipation of seeing Remy Bumppo’s Bloomsday) and wondered, “Why?” at least twice during each chapter;
— visited Cantigny Park (much of which is under construction) and Lake Geneva, WI; and
— watched my younger daughter graduate from university.