Summer is not officially here for sixteen more days, but it feels like it has already arrived. Still having some cool days and a lot of rain, but for the most part it’s summer like weather for good now. Been doing a little yard work and helping a friend out for the summer doing a few odd jobs at his business. My writer friend has gone to Europe to visit his daughter and I don’t expect him back till about the middle of July or so. He told me at our little coffee meeting one morning before he left that he was still pondering his foreign student’s remarks about writers in America. I told him just let it go and do what you do best, which is teach and write. Hopefully he’ll have a good time in Europe and perhaps have some new ideas for another novel or two.
As for myself, still pondering all the technology going on around the planet. My wife keeps trying to convince me that I should get a smart phone, but I really don’t want to get addicted to this new “techno-high” people seemed to be doing all the time. While my friend and I were having coffee several weeks back, noticed four college girls at a table behind my friend. They were all on their smart phones doing whatever. I told my friend perhaps they were chatting with each other on their phones instead of actually talking face to face. He kind of chuckled and said, “Perhaps they’re doing face-time!” I just rolled my eyes and took a sip from my mug. So much for technology!
It looks like perhaps we’ll have a hot and wet summer considering the trend of the last few weeks here. Just means I’ll have to do a lot more yard work which will keep me busy. Don’t mind because it’s good to get outside and see what’s going on. Even your own backyard can be a place of adventure if you want it to be.