Forgive my long absence. Summer is busy! I’ve been too caught up in
1. Watching the neighbors on their bike ramp up at Spring Lake.
(Thanks to flickr for the photo and discovery that people in my neighborhood weren’t the first to think of this.)
2. Attending five-hour-long demolition derbies in which three people get hauled out in ambulances.
(I felt a bit like an ancient Roman being amused by so much violence. I had to sit down and read a book when the trucks came onto the scene. So big! So loud!)
3. Doing the usual summer things, like eating meals in the yard because it’s too hot in the house, listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird every chance I get, and trying to figure out a new title for my work in progress that isn’t named after a Willie Nelson or Emmylou Harris song.
In case you were starting to think I’m a bit hick, I’m not.
Even if this is my brother.