By Will Maines
I AM WHOLE AGAIN.
After a forced separation of nearly four months, I have been reunited with the best friends I have ever known. It has been a very early, but a very welcome reunion.
As of Monday I renewed acquaintances with some of my best friends, including Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck and Mr. and Mrs. Hooded Merganser.
Yes, the ducks that are the love of my life are back, albeit a couple of weeks early, but unlike the freeloading black sheep cousin or uncle or in-law you hope will never come back for a visit, these friends are welcome in my neighborhood anytime, any place.