Today, get a smog check on my car, buy a bottle of wine at Kermit Lynch in Berkeley, finish Moby Dick — looks bad for Ahab, take a nap. Retirement is torture.
Are you one of those demon Prius drivers who do 85f on the freeway and jackrabbit starts around town from a red light because gas is almost free? Or do you keep to the spirit of conserve and “I always obey the speed limit”..?
Stan, I am the old guy in the right lane doing 55 mph
Great,because I hate the old guys,young,females doing 55 in the FAST lane. ..what do they think the slow lane is for?
Miss you Lowell, Nobody writes like you do… 🙁
Lowell. Want to learn a new sport? I teach squash. Also a good book Late to the Ball by Gerald Mazorati former editor of the New Yorker Magazine who took up tennis after he left his position there. An intellectual who had no appreciation of sport until he took up tennis.
Can you really consider it “reading Moby Dick” if you tear out all the pages featuring non-Americans?
OAKLAND RAIDERS ARE BACK! . Mark felt the Stan voo-doo curse..hee-hee-hee.
After you have finished Moby Dick I recommend “Two Years Before the Mast” by Rchard Dana, Jr. Dana was the main influence Melville. He was the first American author to write in a realistic style. Great book.
I too am suffering thru retirement.
I have read both of those great books. Dana Point in Southern CA is named after the author of Two Years before the Mast. It is a non-fiction book by the way.
My gf Nancy is currently reading Moby Dick out here in Missouri. In a former blog life i was known as Johnc. We are both sad that you are retired. She will be excited to hear about what you are reading and will no doubt come on here to comment soon.
Another sign of retirement is when you go outside in your pajamas’s. Or worse, take the car for a smog check in your pajamas. Pajamas scream retired.
I wish you were writing more often. Yesterday’s signing of Shanahan makes me think of Notre Dame’s signing of Charlie Weis.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.