Monday, August 14, 2017

I knew he would become Presidential the moment he took office

This is why I have not watched the news since 8 pm last November 8th. I did not need to watch. I knew that the office of President is transformative. My goodness, I had seen it transform Richard Nixon. Now, I do see headlines. You can't be in total denial, but I am taking refuge in the certainty that the office transforms the man.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Morro Rock at Noon

Did I hold Angelina Jolie in my Arms?

Someone just noticed that Jonny Lee Miller is in one of the PRIME SUSPECT episodes. That someone likes Elementary, which I cannot watch. My mind wandered back to an afternoon political party on Burlingame in Brentwood when Jon Voight had me hold a very small baby while he ate watermelon. Now that I have remembered this I have to wonder whether it was the brother or the sister. Maybe I was holding her brother. But maybe, for what it was worth, I held Angelina Jolie in my arms for a few minutes.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At noon

"Up, Old Horse!"

This used to be my motto in 1988 and the next years as I forced myself up at 2 or 3 in the morning to work on the NN volumes and the LOG.
I said it at 5 this morning so I could inch through the page and line numbers in the NCE3 Emendations list and now at 7:30 I tell myself that I may never have to say that again.
Now, I do remember that in Jackson Hole in the spring of 1986, substituting for Secretary Bennett, I said to myself, "I will never have to work that hard again."
Once the last NN volume is in hand (and it is out of our hands now) and the NCE3 is in hand, I can't imagine that the ORNERY PEOPLE volume or volumes will require such self-flogging.
The problem is learning to work from one person born in Oklahoma Territory and another born in Indian Territory and being put on a truck at nine and sent off to pick fruit.
"Up, old horse"--only 3 pages of the list to go.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Morro Rock from a Mile North, 8:30 am

Looking at our old house in Wilmington--pics of 150 registered offenders within a mile

Property Overview
• Crime Rate: High Details
• School Rating: C- for 1309 Gilpin Ave Details
• Registered Offenders: 150 within 1 mile Details
• Average Home Price: $100,250 within 1 mile Details
• Foreclosures: 86 within 1 mile Details
• Natural Hazards: Hurricane, Tornado Details
• Environmental Hazards: 231 within 1 mile Details

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday crowds at Morro Rock

Remembering Paul Tibbets 6 August 1945

Tibbets's middle name is Warfield. He's a Warfield cousin of mine. All the evidence shows that many thousands of American lives were saved by Tibbets's mission. Later in 1945 he was fiercely attacked by a Dellinger cousin of mine, David Dellinger, a man who never knew that his real heroic Revolutionary ancestors were North Carolinians, not Bostonians.