Considering the depravity of the past few days, I thought this would be a good time for an update.

The featured image is the view tonight looking south from my backyard in Rhode Island. A hopeful sign.

The seawall is done, and hopefully will not result in a repeat of last winter’s Nor’easter wash-overs.

There was so much damage to the backyard from the construction equipment and digging, that we had to hydroseed.

Not even three weeks later, you know what that means?

GET OFF MY GRASS

In other news, I’ll be “at” Cornell this fall, but not at Cornell. The law school Dean kindly has agreed that I can teach my classes remotely, if needed, so I can spend more time in Rhode Island with the wife, who continues to struggle.

So I may have to take a raincheck on the numerous offers by Legal Insurrection readers visiting Ithaca to buy me $4 lattes.