Just kicking around Columbia… Brad and Liz took me to a brunch that was more than I’d expected; we left at 11pm, making it a full twelve-hour day at the home of a lovely man with fascinating collections of books, cameras, skulls and the macabre, medical equipment, so much… the party was rich in terms of food and drink and excellent company (including our gracious host), but I rather wished for a separate visit just to take it all in. I’ll give you one representative picture of his beautiful library.
We’ve also had some quiet time in my friends’ peaceful backyard.
One of the deep joys of this trip has been checking in with people I don’t see often enough. Although Brad and I have kept in touch, I think this is the first time we’ve seen each other in person in five or six years. I’m so glad to be here.