That Social Stranger


Aside from the ride on my ego that is, and in light of the fact that I spent a cool three months with­out access to the Inter­net, you should feel free to fol­low the ongo­ing events on Twit­ter and Face­book.

Don’t have time for short, timely updates?

–I bought a house. It requires more atten­tion than my hair.

–I live in north­ern Michi­gan now. It’s cold, but man­age­able and the avail­abil­ity of pasties is delightful.

–Peo­ple don’t talk about Star­bucks up here. The clos­est one is an hour away. No one seems to mind


–I’m ter­ri­fied of hav­ing to buy a couch, horses and snakes. (to clar­ify, I am buy­ing nei­ther a horse nor a snake — just a couch.)

–My daily com­mute is about 55 miles shorter than it used to be. I don’t call as many peo­ple from the road. They don’t seem to call me either. I wish they would.

–Still, I’m happy.


  • rik

    We are glad you’re back! Also, that photo is stunning.

  • steve

    You’re a lit­tle tough on horses. They’re amaz­ing ani­mals — all the more amaz­ing when you con­sider they are so huge and strong and yet so gen­tle. What other ani­mal of that size is seen any­where out­side a zoo other than maybe cows — and they are not so inter­ac­tive.… Ease up on the great horses! We have abused them for cen­turies and yet they still pull our carts, carry us and make us happy!

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  • Emil­lie Willey

    I’m happy you’re here too! And… Scotch:->