Congratulations to Jessica on the UK premiere of her "A Walk Through the End of Time". This woman is astonishing in every way -- warm, charming, deeply cultured, prolific. And very funny. Congratulations, Jessica.
Jessica reports that the UK has forgotten summer this year. While Boston has had an awful lot of rain, there have been some breathtakingly dry and sunlit days. I happened to catch one at Tanglewood last weekend and snapped this photo. The Koussevitsky Music Shed is behind me, the lake of the Stockbridge Bowl ahead in the distance, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's little red house is just behind the foreground hedge. The lake has been casting its spell for thousands of years, glittering away since it was scooped out by ice age glaciers.