Tr: Good evening
favorite season. This sabbatical year's all about give and take. I'm giving up autumn, getting a lot of new experiences in return. I'm curious though....how are you all enjoying it? Are the leaves beautiful? Is the air crisp? Have you eaten any pumpkin pie? I missed out on the tradition of pumpkin pie for my birthday. Instead I ordered loukoumades, Greek doughnuts, after our fab meal in Athens. I didn't know what I was ordering, but I was pleasantly surprised. With dessert, the server brought a little carafe of clear liquid. "This is raki. It's very strong and we hope you enjoy it." Husbandman ate most of the doughnuts and I decided to focus on the raki. As we got back to the hotel, Husbandman mentioned that he was so stuffed he wished he could have his stomach pumped. I felt great, but the next morning, I was cursing our server and the dreaded raki. Another classic example of what some people historically call a trade off.