Yesterday Dara was involved in a car accident. It’s a moment every parent dreads, getting that call. She was crying but wanted to let me know that she was alright. She was one of this winter’s first victims of slippery roads. She survived and without injury. Her car is a little banged up, but not too bad we hope. She’s been student teaching this fall and so the use of a car is necessary. I’m grateful that she wasn’t harmed in any way. I’m grateful to a wonderful member of the New York State Police who came to record the accident at my invitation. I thanked him repeatedly. I hope to pick up a gift certificate and drop it off at the New York State Police substation in Machias, New York.