Thursday Midday, August 10

1) It's so important to recognize when you need help. An expert colleague has offered at least twice to help me sort out my office, and today we finally started exploring. I'm still a little shocked by how much we did - and how much was disposed of. There's still quite a ways to go, though . . .

2) For mental recreation I'm rereading Emily Kimbrough's So Near and Yet So Far, her account of touring South Louisiana in 1955 with five of her college friends as well as two of the Old Ladies of my Childhood, the cultural and political force that was Emma Michie, and Clara Gebson. So what a coincidence that the office cafe was serving jambalaya today.

3) "Enough1 Enough! I'll take their diamond necklace
And show my noble stuff by being gay and reckless!"