The big chicken of Levering has a new outfit! He's looking good! I am very fond of big animal effigies like this and have encountered many of them on the drives across this country. But he is one of the finest and most unusual, a rooster who stands erect and wears clothes. Tonight I am reading an excellent book about Kenyan wildlife advocate Joan Root, but I have to go to bed with it only half finished. So many books, so little time . . . as Ron used to say about women. And I don't think he was kidding.