For those of you who have been reading my various emails since 1998 or blog postings since 2007, my going off line for a while has happened on occasion. As you might expect, it happens when there is absolutely nothing of interest going on. So boring that I can’t drum up enough energy to tell you that I am bored or that there is simply nothing worth saying. Not depression mind you, just lack of anything worth sharing.
There have also been those occasional other times when there is so much going on that I can’t find the time, or I don’t have internet, or am simply overwhelmed. These last couple of weeks have fallen some where in the middle. No death defying students (see jumping out of airplanes in 2007) or hiking in mountainous foothills (2015) or getting shot at in combat zones (1998, 2010, 2011). And I most certainly am not participating in NaNoWrMo. I like to read garbage fiction but do not have the imagination to create something that I would be interested in reading, much less inflict on anyone else.
Instead, I am in Berkeley where our Thanksgiving is going to be a continuous dance of family coming and going. The only one who is not here is Miriam who seems to be thoroughly enjoying her job in NYC. Dani is working ~ 0700-1230. She and Alex (SIL) spent most of yesterday cooking so I have little to do today other than enjoy everyone and eat. Shana will be coming over this morning and is meeting friends late afternoon. Noah works 1100-2030. Alex is off today. George has conference calls since today is a normal business day in the rest of the world.
We have veggies, lots of veggies, soup, stuffing, pies and torts, turkey for those inclined, pumpkin scones and a loaf of Chalapenjo for taste/humor/and a bit of other tradition. It looks like dinner at 1300 and 1830. I don’t think anyone is going to have a problem eating several times. There should be leftovers. OTOH – it is only a 20# turkey!