Saturday, June 16, 2007


Very early this morning, I got up to go to the lay Carmelite meeting over on S. Mead St. in Wilkes_Barre. Sister Catherine was available this month. Anyone in Northeastern Pa. is asked to visit the Little Flower Manor on the first Saturday morning of each month & check us out. Our meetings start in the chapel at 9:00 a.m. At the meetings, we even have coffee, tea & pastries. It was very nice to see that one of our own, St. George Preca, was recently canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. KrissyKrissyKrissy is still in New York. All has been rather droll over here lately. The real action will be starting in a few weeks. A while ago, I found a pair of good sneakers in my trunk. Having forgotten they were even there, I got stuck wearing only shoes for quite a while. I hope they turn out to be a welcome change of tootsie pace for me. They'll be very nice for the grass cutting I shall have to do later on today. It's boring but it only takes a very short time. Happy Father's Day, tomorrow, to all you guys who qualify.

Friday, June 15, 2007


On this day in 1963, the living legend of Helen Hunt was born. KrissyKrissyKrissy will be staying in New York until Tuesday. The painters are still finishing up the house. One of them even has his kids working. With any luck, it should turn out to be the very last day. Tomorrow is the big Wilkes Barre Carmelite meeting. From now on, until further notice, they're starting at 9:00 a.m. I'm an early bird anyway, so either way I'm cool about it. I started reading William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair yesterday. Because it's summer, the library has been very busy lately.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Lately I've been learning to walk really well. I've never gotten around to it before but I need the exercise. Last year, during the nice weather, I really set my mind to it. Yesterday, at the levee, I walked a full mile along the path. Including the walk each way, to & from, I really must have put on quite a whole lot of mileage. Unfortunately, I ended up with a very large callous on my right foot. Because yesterday was the Feast of St. Anthony(pronounced Ant'ny) of Padua, I made sure I went to 7p.m. Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Exeter. They gave out the traditional bread. I finished that Jane Austen book too. Although it's usually been very warm these days, today's awfully cool. It's a nice change of pace, but I'm still much more of a hot weather kind of guy. Yesterday there was the slightest smidge of a drizzle. Besides Stacy's wedding & the Fourth of July, we shall be soon getting ready for Tina's graduation too. I suppose all of her hundreds of best friends will be there. Because it's summer, the library has been getting insanely crowded lately.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


It's not that I enjoy a drought any better than the next guy, but lately when we get rain, we get all sorts of electrical storms. I most certainly shouldn't like to have to travel in all that mess. KrissyKrissyKrissy has gone to little Eddie's graduation from pre_school this morning. Those things are always just as cute as a bug's ear. I didn't go to pre_school. When I was a kid, school started with kindergarten. Yesterday I read a couple of dozen more pages of that Jane Austen book. The Fourth of July & Stacy's wedding are getting closer & closer with each passing day. They're the two very big upcoming milestones these days. Sometimes summer's just too much fatteninger & fatteninger.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Last night I went to hear a speech at O.L.Mt. Carmel Church on William St. in Pittston. It was given by a really famous woman philosophy/theology professor from Cambridge University in England. There was a really nice supper first, followed by the talk & a question & answer session. I, of course, didn't know anybody there, but that's most certainly never stopped me before. There was a bit of a crowd but somehow it was very comfortable. Who knows how I could possibly have forgotten to mention it? Yesterday's the thirtieth anniversary of the day I got out of high school. Howdy to all my classmates from St. John's. It rained a little last night but lately the weather's been entirely too dry. Nobody's watering his grass or anything for fear of drought. This morning, believe it or not, I took an insanely long walk. I walked down to the levee that's right before the Midway. On top of that I even walked down the path up to the spot that was specifically marked .25 mile. For me, that's most certainly quite an accomplishment. As a result of the heat & strain, I now most probably smell about like hell warmed over.

Monday, June 11, 2007


The weekend went quite well for me. I signed up, at O.L.Sorrows Church, for a lectors' meeting at St. Joseph's on June 23. Tonight I have to go to O.L.Mt.Carmel Church for a talk that's being given by a really famous professor. KrissyKrissyKrissy just got back this morning. All has been going well in New York. Yesterday I read something, in the Times Leader, that struck me as quite interesting. The article was about music's lasting effect on young people. It turns out that according to this article, the assumption that an individual's addiction to the music of his adolescence really does linger all through his lifetime. It's not just a boring trite cliche. The music of one's teens & early twenties will always follow him around from then on. No wonder I keep on hearing "Mockingbird", "I Want to Be A Lifeguard", & "Freeze Frame" wandering around through my head so frequently. I've always considered the music of the sixties my very favorite though. I really quite desperately need a haircut but haven't gotten around to one just yet. I've been walking a lot for exercise. Last night I saw most of the Elizabeth Taylor movie,The Diary of Anne Frank.. Nothing much has changed so far.