Ben Myers (of “Read more Barth, you b*****s!” fame) has a new set of online digs: the link. His inaugural post: reflections of his son James’ fear of rats. The post made me think of the very different words of my daughter Anna, now 8, on vacation on the Italian Riviera, at la casa valdese in Vallecrosia to be exact. She is there with her mamma helping her nonni move from Genova to their new home. Over two hundred boxes of books to move! Anna hasn't watched television, answered a phone, spoken in English, or eaten fast food or junk food for 14 days now. But she is happy and serene, with new found friends her age from France and Italy. “I have everything I need,” she says. Salt, sun, and sand. Slow food over thanksgiving. Family and friends. Yes, Anna, you have everything you need.