August 2016

A Gone Way of American Life?

This is a memory from Kathleen Morkert … except actually, it’s from Larry Morkert, who passed away this year. I read this when Kath sent it; I can hear Larry’s respect and affection for these women and I can also hear his laughter because people do unexpected things that only make us love them more.

Miss you, Larry.
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A favorite Larry story from San Francisco

Quitting Facebook. Yes I am!

I was just looking at Facebook because I didn’t want to eat any more honeydew, didn’t want to get up and move stuff around, pack for the weekend, or read further into Oedipus at Colossus (I know, weird), or find my Kindle and load a book I’ve been hankering to read into it. You know … all the regular reasons to look at FB. I.e. can you spell procrastination?

Pioneer Quest

My niece visited from California for a few days. When she and I communicated about her visit, I enthusiastically said she and I could go hiking; maybe Scuppernong, maybe the Victorian houses neighborhood that is walking distance from my house.

Then, the way life happens in the Midwest in July; the three days she was here the temps were in the 90’s and the humidity was worse and we didn’t feel much enthusiasm for walking after all.