The crackle marches around the wet deck with a chip of wood in its beak. It drops the piece of wood, cocks its head and picks it up again. I remember your daughter saying something about crackles while driving her truck Sunday. Was it Sunday? She asked if the crackle was the big blackbird with the green and purple head. The same. The very same. That was the day I had a temporary loss of vision. It happened four, maybe five times. Amaurosis fugax said Google when I looked up my symptoms. Quit smoking, it advised. But I donít smoke.