Although maybe I should call this post “Groundhog Day,” as this is the third time I’ve created it in the last three days. Maybe third time will be the charm. I was reminded that Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer season, is not national barbeque day but rather a day of solemn remembrance for the men and women who have given their lives in defense of our freedom. To me, the most honorable way to commemorate this sacrifice is in the enjoyment of our privilege of ordinary life. Otherwise it is a tremendous gift given but never put to good use. Our ordinary time, spent with family and friends doing nothing in particular, is perhaps the most extraordinary time of our lives.