Just as I began writing this post, I was adjusting the pull out keyboard tray at this Internet Cafe here in Chiang Mai and it suddenly came crashing to the floor. All I could think of as the woman rushed over to help set things right was: "I'm still the beaver..." which is an old saying between Diana and me. It comes from the old TV series: 'Leave It To Beaver' and it refers to how the kid in the show was always getting into trouble no matter how hard he tried to conform. His parents would just shake their heads and say: "He's still the Beaver...".
I've know Diana for 31 years. She drove out West with me in 1976 and we were married for 14 years. She and I don't always see things eye to eye. Sometimes I have irritated her so much that she hasn't talked to me for a while. But then I'll get an email or a phone call and she will say: "I'm still the beaver." Well so am I Diana. And I just want to say that it makes me feel a little safer here in Thailand to know that you're there watching out for me on the inner and the outer Planes. I wish you a good day and send you my love and best wishes.
Baraka Bashad, and just for the record; I agree with you. It was a beaver, not a muskrat that day in Kin Coulee Park. I don't care what that Ranger said!