I have to credit some half-link friends of mine for this one. Last week, during what seemed like a monsoon, I heard giggling and screaming from a gaggle of children (or as Zorphie calls ’em, “Beta Humans”) out in the streets. I went to the window to witness this, drawing a smile and flood (no pun intended) of my own childhood memories.


Unfortunately, no, I did not join them. I let the dog out to run around with them however, so the closest I came was to live vicariously through my drenched mutt. I think we adults need to lighten up and play in the rain once in a while. Yes, barefoot. Yes, without a rain jacket or umbrella. Just watch out for those soggy worms on the sidewalk.