I am in the midst of a Fun Explosion.
And need to calm the hell down.
What sort of excitement, you ask?
Well, on Tuesday I played my first chess tournament with real people since February 2020.
Quite thrilling, you will admit. Details to follow.
The Athenaeum will soon be having a live event.
So I can finally meet my fellow Athenaians.
And put names to actual uncensored faces.
And the Boston Public Library is now open.
I must get my card!
Two libraries. Within walking distance.
I am rich beyond compare.
On Sunday I continue Monadnock Training with my friend Bob.
At a place called Dogtown.
And on Monday (Sweet Jesus Palomino!) it’s the Bruins.
Stanley Cup playoff action.
At the Boston Garden.
With Superfan Dave Mace.
So how do I keep the top of my head from blowing clean off?
Ah, that’s where Nature takes over.
Call it Broadmoor Revisited.
I first checked out this Audubon Sanctuary around Thanksgiving.
Here was the same scene yesterday.
Such a lush green.
And the sun-dappled trails
Were very inviting.
The recent spring rains
Have done their good work.
This is the Charles River.
Believe it or not.
I had the whole place to myself.
Well, except for my little buddy.
I tried to bank up some Zen.
For the Thrillorama that is my life.
Because a moment of calm.
Is just a memory away.