All is well with the World. Meanwhile, in this odd and wonderful country of mine, land that I love, there are those who are already in the thrall of next year's presidential election. Every four years we witness a battle to the death between Absolute Good and Absolute Evil, with the Fate of the Republic at stake. I have now lived through sixteen of these contests for the Soul and the Destiny of the nation. I continue to wait for the sky to fall.