"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
Where's the hostages? Even better, did you get around to raking those leaves before the snow came in? Haha. Albeit, it is quite easy to rake the leaves when you've got wilderness as your backyard, because you just throw them beyond the grass-line (into the trees) rather than bagging them up and putting them at the curb.
"because you just throw them beyond the grass-line (into the trees)"Yup.