Eileen is at the orthodontist having her braces removed! Hurray! She has been wearing them for over two years and is ready to get her teeth back.
I continue to be pretty exhausted. My brother and his wife arrive this evening, so we’ve been re-arranging the house so there will be a bit more room than usual for guests to get around.
My daughter, Elizabeth, made a link to some places my father and his father lived on Google Maps. I think it’s a pretty cool idea.
I just got around to reading Sunday’s New York Times yesterday….. Usually they do significant deaths of the year some time around Xmas and New Years. This year they turned over the mag to Ira Glass and company. They outdid themselves telling some very cool stories.
I recommend the entire thing:
Hundreds of 2011 obits have something in common. The people who died were the first African Americans to fill ordinary and extraordinary roles in our society.
A sworn deposition that tells a helluva story.
Like I say, I recommend you browse through it (assuming the web site lets you…. ). I haven’t read a dud yet.
Open culture has a cool list of free ebooks.
We apparently become what we abhor.