7/7/07 – trip sevens
Our neighbor is using this as an auspicious date for a wedding. I just think the groom was looking for an easy anniversary mnemonic. He sure wont have much excuse for forgetting it down the road 10 or 20 years. Anyway, wishing lots of good luck in their coming matrimonial state to Rosie and Ben…
Ya gotta love those weather prognosticators…I told you yesterday that their prediction of a tapering off of the rain worried me. Well, it wasn’t my side of Houston that got nailed but the other side sure saw a lot of flooding. On my side we are so saturated that the little puddles of water standing in the yard when the rain stopped about noon took all night to finally soak in and not all of them have. To put that in perspective, my home sits on a rise of land that is mostly sand and even that wasn’t draining yesterday.
Garrison let me know that today is the birthday of Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988), my favorite author as I was coming to understand who I was. I probably acquired more of my beliefs in life and moral instruction from the fiction of Robert Heinlein than from all of the religious and scientific books I have ever read. So far, his fiction has served me well…may he rest in peace. The two books of his I would recommend highly are Stranger in a Strange Land and Time Enough for Love. Both novels have aged well and still speak to me whenever I reread them, which I do every few years. I have to say I have worn out multiple copies of each over the years. If you’ve never lived in Heinlein’s worlds, let me recommend you invest some time and travel an alternate reality for a while, you’ll be glad you did. He was the ultimate storyteller.