With my wife and gone gone, males lately have been more supportive. Invitations from elected officials to visit rural retreats. Lunches from old clients. (I still have to buy.) Any connection with this week's Supreme Court decision?
My theory has always been that most of the time males spend on golf courses and in deer stands have nothing to do with making or shooting birdies. They're just excuses to get out and experience nature with a friend. Up to now those of us who cannot hit a golf 200 yards or want to blow a fellow creature off its hooves have been deprived of something good, healthy and noble.
Friend and mentor Tom Durkin and I have the solution:
It's the perfect third option for males: one trip to the store; two and a half hours interrupted periodically to "check the cheese"; definable objective; low risk. Can be augmented with beer and a ball game on the radio. (No TV please. We're in "deer camp," dammit!)
We had the chance to catch up on some old windmills and Tom introduced me the fascinating world of the Enneagram. It looks interesting for anyone who wants to take a look in the mirror, and maybe develop some strategies to be more successful in a carreer, a family, or in a relationship with God. It's like the MMPI combined wth an instruction manual.
We could have gone to Oak Hills or Meadowlake or in a deer stand or trout park. It's all the same. Men really should look for the opportunities. Waiting until the nursing home eliminates lots of more enjoyable venues.
People do travel blogs when they go places.
This is my non-travel blog about Home Sweet Home.
My wife and dog are gone. I'll keep you posted.