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March 29, 2007

Blogging Notes

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

It's a good thing Michael has been bloggin' up a storm (as Instapundit sometimes puts it). That's 'cuz I haven't been. Perhaps no one noticed.

My excuse this time is that the moving van pulled up to the house Tuesday and the day was spent unloading. Then on Wednesday we drove most of the way to Portland to fetch some bookcase shelves that the van crew mistakenly dropped off at the first house on their route. (The trailer was 51 feet long and -- cough, cough -- our load took up 75 percent of the length.) Today was the first unpacking day and we'll be busy into the weekend completing the first cut on that chore.

Easter weekend and a few days on either side we return to California. I'll report on anything interesting I see in San Francisco and environs.

Monday we went to Seattle's new sculpture park. I took photos and will post on that.

Speaking of moving, I recall my move from Seattle to Philadelphia to attend Dear Old Penn. I was able to pack most of my possessions into a VW Karmann-Ghia coupe (though my mother might have boxed and mailed some other items once I got settled).

Yes, it can be nice to be able to change residence so easily; the current move has been a pain. Nevertheless, given a choice of having lots of books, some computers, comfy furniture and an adequate collection of clothes versus have little or none, I say that the joys of materialism outweigh bother of occasionally moving the stuff.



posted by Donald at March 29, 2007


In age we travel heavy,
In youth we travel light,
You'd think 'twould be the other way
Since youth (we're told) has might.

But age must have its comforts,
Which youth can bare discern,
So burdened up the stairs we trudge
Weighed down by all we've earned.

Posted by: ricpic on March 30, 2007 7:08 AM

Ah, my old Karmann-Ghia...I remember it well. A beautiful car with lousy acceleration. But it moved you in style.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on March 30, 2007 2:59 PM

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