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Better eventually than never at all...

Well, guys, it's been so long I hardly know whether I have any friends left or not. But for whoever is still around to endure me, here are a few words to kind of account for my absence...

It has been a whale of a year for me, and I fairly well kept pace with it (except for LJ). But actually, I've been using LJ in another way. In September, you may recall, I started an email newsletter called Irv's Scrapbook, and right now I'm working on the third issue of it, which should be out in another week or so. It goes by email, formatted and everything, but I'm using my alternate LJ site to branch the articles off to, so I get a lot more mileage out of them. Can't explain it any better than that . . . if you want to see how it works, let me know.

October was spent mostly away from home. Almost two weeks in Washington DC, guest of a friend I met at a highschool reunion several years ago. An amazingly good time, and the basis for a budding relationship... if it continues. She's coming to visit me over the New Year's holiday. Something I hardly expected would happen at my age. But of course, I've no idea how well it will 'mature'. (An odd word to use, given our advanced age :). But she is young in spirit, just as I am. In fact, we're an exceedingly good match for each other. If only we can resolve this cross-country split.

Then I spent nearly a week, at the end of the month, in the Bay Area, for a reunion of San Francisco State College students of the 1940s! That was a fascinating experience - reconnecting with some very old friends (in every usage), including one that I haven't seen in 60 years! One of the girls who shared an apartment with my wife-to-be, who is now long gone. Hey, it's one of the distinct gifts of a long life!!

And a large part of my present focus is on the Mayan Calendar -- its approaching windup, when things are supposed to change dramatically for all of us. I'm just happy to be around when it's happening. But the really amazing thing about it is how well it links to my own life, and earlier awarenesses about it. So I have to give it some real space in my head. It could be a tremendous blessing for ALL of us.

Also, I'm taking a class now at the U of W, on the Millennium Generation. I've got to lead one session of it, later this month, and plan to do it on 'Being a Generation Junkie'. I have managed to involve myself, at some level, with each younger generation, just about every 20 years . . . and of course, I am doing it again! It's one good way to stay on my toes. (Well, figuratively speaking).

For now...

take care, everyone.

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mercymanic
Nov. 11th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Ah I am glad to hear that you are well and dancing deeper into the spiral!

I admit I feared you'd gone silent after deciding I was bonkers and that maybe you didn't want to turn on any lights that would draw nutjobs like me. ;) Probably because of the file I sent you. I'm not used to bearing so much before a stranger.

I've been looking into the Mayan calendar and 2012 myself. I think 2008 promises to be a lively year.

'Generation Junkie?' That's a new one. I like it. I think of myself as a 'Subculture Tourist,' but it benefits me in the same way.
oldefool
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
I admit I feared you'd gone silent after deciding I was bonkers and that maybe you didn't want to turn on any lights that would draw nutjobs like me. ;)

No way, Wendy! Your Virgohood assured you a place in my heart, if I didn't say it at the time, and that magic with our birthdates just stole the whole show! It has just been such a maddening month or two for me!

Probably because of the file I sent you. I'm not used to bearing so much before a stranger.

Well, I'd like to think that it 'un-strangered' us. You'll find, in this upcoming Scrapbook I'm working on, that I'm pretty loose about bearing my own personal stuff. At least I try to be.

I've been looking into the Mayan calendar and 2012 myself. I think 2008 promises to be a lively year.

Lively maybe, yes, but I don't think it's going to be a comfortable one. There's a lot of shit that still has to come down. I'll have some interesting stuff to pass along about it.

'Generation Junkie?' That's a new one.

Yeah, I just thought that one up.
paperhurts
Nov. 11th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're keeping pretty busy! What's the deal with that newsletter?
oldefool
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
If you're really curious about it, slip me an email address. It's the only way it goes out. My own, if you'd rather do it privately, is irvthom1@comcast.net.
popscene_horror
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
so doll,where do you live and how old ARE you?

i always feel like the old one on LJ (Im 30)
oldefool
Nov. 12th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm in the Ravenna area. How about you?

I hate to say the number, but I was at the half-century mark when you were born!
popscene_horror
Nov. 12th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
i live in the burien area
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