Last night, I was at an outdoor theatre with Serena, watching Anatomy of a Fall (an excellent film). Outdoor theatres are becoming rare, which is a pity, and Arena del Sole is lovely with its strong vintage, 80s vibe. There’s little as pleasant as watching a film under the stars with your loved one on a quiet summer evening.

Anyway, in the pause, I glanced at my e-mails and discovered I had been again granted the Microsoft MVP Award. It is the ninth consecutive year, and I’m grateful and happy the journey continues. At this point, I should put in some extra effort to reach the 10-year milestone next year.