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May 12, 2004

Still Here

Life has been busy in all sorts of ways lately. There was a beautiful wedding in Philadelphia full of friends from all over the continent. There was a nice day trip up to Newburyport. In between, there has been a lot of craziness in the bookmines. Work and play, and occasionally sleep.

Still no news on the Milwaukee move. Liz just had a very good 2nd interview for a real estate marketing firm in Boston. Hopefully that will help pay the bills until we can find work in the Midwest. More importantly, hopefully it will mean that Liz won't be so unhappy with her work situation. Plus, we might even get to spend weekends together.

May 13, 2004

I just had an eye

I just had an eye doctor appointment... apparently as I get older my vision is getting better. This is the second appointment in two years in which my prescription has improved. By the time I'm eighty I'll have 20/20 vision! I ordered new contact lenses and and new pair of glasses. Not that I ever wear glasses, but my current pair is probably six years old, out of focus, and falling apart. I managed to find some not too ugly frames from the budget selection. I'm not spending the big bucks on glasses that I only use to get from the bathroom to my bed.

May 18, 2004

Purty Picture

I love this picture of Liz and I, taken at Shawn and Leah's wedding rehearsal in Philly, by master photographer Phil Barbosa.

Speaking of weddings... a big congratulations to the many couples who are finally getting legally married in MA this week. It's long overdue. I've ranted here enough about that subject, so for now I'll just celebrate with quiet jubilation. It was pretty amazing to watch the 10,000 people celebrating in Central Square Sunday night, when the City of Cambridge started issuing licenses at Midnight. I hope each couple finds as much joy in their marriage as I have in mine.

May 19, 2004

If you believe they put a man on the moon...

For the love of God...

Will some one please tell me if this is TRUE!!!

On the other hand, maybe I'd rather not know the truth... if it's a lie, I might just prefer to fall for it. Andy would have wanted it that way.

May 28, 2004

Mandatory Update

Don't know why, but I haven't felt too inspired to post here lately. We're still playing the "wait and see" game, but it looks like we'll still be in Boston (or at least the Boston area) for little while. Despite a constant search and many resumes sent, I've yet to get a single call for a job in the midwest. Meanwhile, my job here seems to be going really well, with a promotion just around the corner. Liz has done somewhat better with the process, but still no pay-off. We haven't given up trying, but we're also reinvestigating possibilities in New England. Possibly Providence. We're just trying to keep all of our options open and see where it takes us.

We've got a busy weekend planned... drinks with friends, visiting my bro and sis-in-law, hopefully seeing some old friends in Western MA on Sunday. Lots of groovy goodness all around. Happily, Lizzie has the whole holiday weekend off. That makes it extra-nice.

May 31, 2004

a valley full of pioneers

Liz and I just got back from a day spent wandering around the Pioneer Valley with my old friends Matthew and Michelle. I've known them both for about 17 years now... back when we were first-year students at a small liberal arts college nestled in the bucolic hills of Amherst, Massachusetts. That seems like a long time ago and a million miles away... and yet somehow.. not. Both of them, in there own ways, have always had a way of kick starting my brain and sending it off in new and interesting directions. In fact, (and I've probably never said this to him before) I think Matthew might have had the single greatest influence on my reading habits for a lot of my adult life. Looking at my walls of book cases right now, I'm seeing Steve Erickson, Kenneth Patchen, H.P. Lovecraft, John Crowley, Lucius Shepard, William S. Burroughs... just a few of the authors that Matthew pointed me toward over the years that had an influence on my young adult brain. Of course those books led me in pursuit of others, and so on and so on...

I'm sleepy and nostalgic, but the "lesson to self" this evening is one that I should carve in stone: "Spend more time with old dear friends."

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