Ralph has been very busy as of late.
He Skyped with kids at the American School of Bangkok.
Here he is waiting for the video conference to start.
And here he is leading a talk about the creative process.
He was amazed that kids on the other side of the globe were reading Lunch Lady. And that they, too, adored Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle just as I did as a kid.
Ralph also helped me test out the projector at the Texas Rangers' auditorium in Dallas.
And he's hoping to get hired as a lifeguard at the beach.
Ralph has also been doing quite a bit of hiking as of late.
(Insert Circle of Life here.)
Ralph even made a new friend in Peepy.
But really, mostly he's just been napping.