Thursday Morning, May 17

1) The quiet of an early morning after deep but too-brief sleep. The red-purple-pink of both the lilac and the redbud tree, the latter's branches already tipped with green.

2) Quote of the Day: “When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth even on what may seem the most trivial matters, we go wobbly on America.” - Rex Tillerson, in a commencement speech at VMI

3) It's always a pleasure to find out that total strangers are reading Etiquetteer, so it's still a surprise that that Fycebykke post about the restaurant with a no crying children policy got so much traction. The column, too. Clearly a nerve was struck.