I have started and deleted several posts since my last public one. Nothing sounds quite right. I did go down to DC on Sunday for a date, met the girl and we walked around the town. It did not go all that great, in part because of my terrible mood. A couple of people asked us to take pictures, the ones where they pose in front of one monument or another. Off in the distance a couple of times I could see the Washington monument covered in scaffolding–up to repair earthquake damage. My brain’s not working properly. All I can think of is making a little boat, but by the time I have enough energy to leave the house it’s almost dark. Every day. This has taken me so long to write but I wanted to commit to it. Thanks to those who make this something of a community. My heart goes out to you, even if I can’t muster a poem in your honor right now.