Back from the Beach
I spent this past weekend at the beach house of a friend, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, near the town of St. Michael’s. I had a wonderful time — although I’m still astonished by how quickly time goes by! I had planned on reading a lot more! And writing! And I’d considered kayaking, for the first time in my life! And maybe getting into a canoe, for the first time in over 25 years!
Instead, I went on a couple of long walks, which included watching a turkey buzzard intently rip something to shreds, and watching hawks soaring overhead, and deer gamboling through fields. I rode a bike for the first time in more than 25 years (and discovered that my balance is still fine, but my confidence was sorely lacking — and speed terrified me). I had lots and lots and lots of fun conversations, about books and movies and education and life in general.
And I was almost completely disconnected from the Internet (minimal email; no websites).
So, now I’m back home, watching the rain fall (thereby canceling my water aerobics class for today!), catching up on email, planning a couple of Exciting New Releases to share with you soon, and otherwise being a professional writer.
So? How about you? How was your weekend? And when was the last time *you* rode a bike? 🙂