We sat outside, next to the the fountain and sprinkler area that is a huge hit with kids during the summer months, and watched the water show as we talked about what’s going on in the world. The sky was blue, and the clouds went sailing past on a gentle breeze. It was a warm day, and I enjoyed the September sun on my back. It also felt good when the main fountain erupted and the breeze threw a fine spray of cooling water in our direction, lightly dusting the back of my neck. We had a terrific lunch (thanks for treating, Mike!) and chat, and then we walked back toward the heart of downtown along the Scioto Mile.
When I got back to my desk, I checked the news websites to see if there had been any more riots and attacks on Americans in the Middle East.