this is what passes for being social these days

Most days lately I continue the long slog toward becoming a living caricature of an old man by watching the birds who gather at our recently installed backyard feeder. We get a lot of regulars, from cardinals to blue jays to woodpeckers to mourning doves to starlings. I can watch for hours. I’ve been surprised by how much comfort and enjoyment I get from it.

one of these is a woodpecker and the other is an abject fiction sold to us as unwitting children by the cartoon industrial complex

If this makes me an old fart then so be it.

the author (left) and an unidentified friend enjoy an evening of theater in this undated photo

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