At the end of each running season (cross country and track) and often during club runs, I accompany the Hillview Middle Schoolers on their 4.5 mile run from school to Jamba Juice. Since I don’t run anymore, I take my bicycle and provide support at intersections where there are lights and they need to wait for an adult to cross. Today, as we were standing in line to order at the end of our run, I noticed one of the girls was wearing “spider” earrings. I asked if it was OK to take a picture. Of course the Minnesota boy in me thinks they look a lot more like wood ticks, but hey….