"Why, this is the early paradise, nor am I out of it." Sitting outside in February, basking in the sun, with the temperature in the high 60sF, drinking iced lattes, demanding of passing graduate students that they produce new drafts of their papers, and discussing which are our respective favorite paragraphs in the "Great Contraction" chapter of Milton Friedman and Anna J. Schwarz (1963), A Monetary History of the United States.
Does it get any better than this?*
*Yes, it does, but not in a manner that can be described on a G-rated family weblog.