very good things

Kale. Don't you think you could convince yourself to start liking the taste of something that's so good for you? According to Wikipedia: “a highly nutritious vegetable with powerful antioxidant properties.” It's an anti-inflammatory. It's very high in beta carotene, vitamin K and C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Eat it like chips, or instead of chips, and see what happens. Maybe your knees stop hurting. Maybe you live forever. Kale: Billy's new summer project.

I'm well aware of how dangerous it is to snap photos while I'm driving, but sometimes the sun setting over the city catches you unawares and just lifts your mind. Suddenly, you can't not risk your life to snatch some of it.

A wisteria vine in bloom. For granted, take it not. Wisterias flower whenever they damn well please. Mine? Once every four years, it seems. Rejoice! Sorry, Cathy, maybe next year for yours?

An excellent backyard—it's called "junkyard chic," and a raspberry mojito. This is summer at the Coulons.