A long night of steady rain continued into a gray morning, soaking the Hudson Valley in New York State, which this time last year was knee-deep in snow. The dismal weather prompted an imaginative five-year-old boy to ask his mother if they could try to build a rain man.
The mother, still on her computer, having risen at four as usual, was busy researching seed money for her new small business venture. I wish we could, Angel, she replied. I wish we could.