In a sign that summer is coming we had a watermelon seed spitting contest at the Front Porch Library today. Contestants stood in a chalk circle on Marcia labelled “SPIT SPOT” and let fly. Winning distance? Twenty-four and a half feet. We kept the measuring length of yarn as the benchmark for the next time we decide to spit competitively in the street—or challenge some other guerilla library to a spit off.