In my spare time of late, I have been reading Paul Starobin's After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age. It's a pretty good look at how the US, like other strong civilizations before it, seems to be waning as a global power and what the world might look like post-America.
It's summer. Which in our family means summer camps. Oh, the kids are happy playing together, and we usually have one or two of the neighbors kids running around too, so it's not like they tend to get bored.