Make that a marvelously late slice of may. Finals are in full swing, and we all know how Machiavelli's emphasis on "the ends" tirelessly blesses the American education system. Anyway, I am sure that all of you will share my sentiment that it is extremely pleasurable to look out of one's windows in this rejuvenating time of year. That, and a few political or personal principles as well, are what snake through this piece. Enjoy "Plea"!