Kickass, the doorstop dog, agrees with the keeper’s assessment that it is important to be able to adjust to a changing situation, particularly for the elderly, which he definitely is. So he was in the middle of preparing a trout—asparagus—sweet corn dinner when the call came from Rob at the Baraboo Village Booksmith that he—the keeper was scheduled to do a “Margaret’s War” book talk and signing in about five minutes. There is, of course, no way to know if the keeper set a time record in turning off the dinner prep, loading books and driving to Baraboo, but Phyllis, who accompanied him, would likely tell you a challenging standard was definitely set. It turned out to be a fine evening with a tolerant, attentive audience that seemed to understand how an item could be omitted from a schedule, the importance being the ability to adjust to such an oversight. The keeper, having had unlimited experience in this kind of thing, says the incident was simply a little refresher on how crucial it is remain flexible as you put on years. That he—the keeper somehow forgot to tell Phyllis to put the Baraboo date on her carefully kept schedule has nothing to do with fading memory function. He has always been addled and forgetful.