Tuesday, August 1, 2017
August, Yolo County
It has been far too long since I posted here. To be fair, I willfully ignored you, my faithful readers, for weeks (if not months). I have been carrying on a mad love affair with Instagram instead. But a couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to get back to blogging. BUT when I tried to do this, the blog had disappeared. I could not access it any place. I put out a plea for help to other bloggers who made several suggestions, none of which achieved the desired results. So I waited until this past weekend's visit of g'son Andrew, who was weaned on computer stuff. I explained to him what wa going wrong. NO LIE! It took him 3 minutes to figure it out. A dozen or so clicks, some classy utterances and I was back in business.
So please check this space for more deathless prose, tasteful suggestions, great photos. I'll get back into the rhythm of the blog life.
As a start, just finished reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (while on vacation to Walla Wall and Bozeman). HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Now reading Olivia Manning's The Balkan Trilogy, another superb read. Some of you may remember this as a BBC Masterpiece Theatre presentation many years ago, with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh as Harriet and Guy Pringle in Fortunes of War. The book enlightens the TV series but doesn't overwhelm it. See/read if you can.
So that's it for tonight.