Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Moses behind a laptop
Earlier this morning, another guest, a woman about my age with a German accent, came down the stairs, saw me sitting here, and asked if I would mind if she took my picture. “If that would amuse you, feel free,” I said, and kept reading my email.
She took her picture and then volunteered that she is accustomed to seeing young people tapping away at their laptops but that she was startled to see me. She said, “You have a patriarchal beard.” I replied that the last time I shaved I was a young man and my beard was not patriarchal. “You look like Moses behind a laptop,” she said.
Maybe I’ll go on that hike this afternoon, after all. It’s up a mountain.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE
Well, people’s situations change, and this is a client, not a personal friend. So I don’t like to pry. But just to be sure the omission was intentional, I queried the change.
Good thing I did. The author did not intend to omit his wife. We’re both glad I asked.