9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney for August 11, 2008
"I have established this square on the floor as the commentary-free zone of our apartment. When we step into it, nothing may be said of a critical nature." "No little remarks about last night's dessert disaster......No oblique references to one's tastes in green attire...No constructive criticism...No helpful asides..." "But what else can we do in there?" "Sometimes I really love your stupid ideas." "Sh. You're in the zone."