The NFL Draft is taking place in Philadelphia this week, and I think wrapping up this weekend or sometime soon. What’s happening at the same time here is the arrival of warm weather. 

I took this photo yesterday when leaving my office—it shows Mace’s pub, a small place with a little patio right along the Ben Franklin Parkway. I like this place because it has no pretense about what sort of place it is: just a little Irish pub that’s in the right place. It was great to see it come to life yesterday as I was passing it. This is a desolate scene throughout winter.

It was in the mid 80s yesterday, and it’s the same in State College today where I’m spending the weekend visiting with friends.