Jon is leaving for St Louis in a few days to work on his doctorate in philosophy.  I didn't realize it when he was little, but I guess he has always been a philosopher.

Noelle recently found this little memory I had written: 

At the age of four, Jonathan was playing a Monopoly game.  He began to look through the Community Chest cards to select the one he wanted instead of picking up the top card.  I told him he couldn't do that because it was cheating.  Then I realized his young age and said something like "No, it isn't cheating for a four year old.  When you do that at the age of nine, it will be cheating."

Jon drew himself up straight, looked at me and replied, "No, Mom.  When I am nine I won't cheat, I'll lie."