So I sprang ahead, and now it's 9:43 pm, which would have been 8:43 pm yesterday. So shouldn't I be feeling all spunky and wondering how I'll possibly be able to sleep tonight? But instead, I'm thinking, What if I spring even farther ahead and pretend it's actually 10:43 and only 18 minutes until bedtime?
Mary Davies was a happy newspaper columnist in charming Victorian seaport Port Townsend, WA, population 8500. But sixty years old and single for three years after a 25-year marriage, she wasn't finding enough cycling buddies or dancing partners. She fancies herself an intellectual, and wanted more conversation. She looks good in little dance skirts, but more often finds herself in jeans and an apron; is she Big City material? On February 2, 2009, taking a lot of deep breaths, she rented a U-Haul and moved to Seattle. For one year. A trial period. Would she find biking buddies? love? a new church? Can she make the drapes from the old place work in the new? What would she read, and what would she eat?
A year later, on February 2, 2010, Mary decided Seattle was home. She found and bought a vintage condo literally in the backyard of her apartment building, in the Upper Fremont neighborhood she loves. The Seattle story continues....
What I'm Reading
The Great Disruption, Paul Gilding
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, James Hollis PhD
When We Argued All Night, Alice Mattison
Bright Lights, No City: An African Adventure on Bad Roads with a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan, Max Alexander
Torch, Cheryl Strayed*
A Good Man in Africa, William Boyd
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt*
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