I’m sitting here, listening to Judee Sill’s The Kiss. She is definitely one of music’s great losses. I’m getting lost in the labyrinths of fate.
I had this summer all mapped out. I was gonna camp as much as possible but it’s been too damn hot. There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep in a tent when it’s over 90 degrees. I’ll never forget the night Dylan and I spent an entire night in my car with the AC.
I have 2 major skydiving events I’m missing. Last week a lot of my jumping buddies went down to
for an annual memorial service for friends we lost in a crash. We not only lost
dear friends but the operation had to close. Sullivan, MO
I haven’t been able to tear myself away from editing the final part of the band’s DVD, so I didn’t go.
This weekend is an old timer’s reunion in
. My other drop zone in Vandalia has also
closed. I’m still working on the film. I can’t afford it anyway. I know I’m
going to regret not being there. The prospect of a bunch of non-current hot
dogs trying to out crazy each other is pretty frightening anyway! Taylorville,
I was supposed to meet up with my friend Tom. We just got word that Tom broke his back during a bad landing in
at Skydive Chicago. He was air lifted to
Il Peoria. His wife Drea says he’s
coming home soon and shouldn’t be paralyzed.
Maybe we’re getting too old.
The other thing we’re supposed to do this summer is stay with our friends Marion and Terry in
I’m going up once with Valerie and another time with my daughter Chloe. Chloe
is fascinated with dinosaurs and is dying to see Sue, the world’s largest T-Rex
skeleton at the . Field Museum
We should have gone by now but I have to finish this film. I’m working on the finishing touches so it shouldn’t be long. I just have to get a couple more important interviews.
Terry and Marion---- if you’re reading this, we are still coming!
They turned us on to something called the Megabus. We can get to
Chicago for almost nothing.
It’s a good thing (and a miracle) we didn’t go last week.
A Megabus on its way from
to Chicago had a flat, lost
control, and veered into a bridge. One person died and dozens were air lifted
to hospitals in St. Louis and . Springfield,
Sometimes inertia is its own reward.