In the local area all day -- what a surprise.
Lots of catch-up after all the travelling,
highest temp so far this year on this 71st day of summer (98),
composing page 11 of Hamlet,
taking a happy break with Harriet to Joe's Creekside,
scenically freewaywardly to continue a
pilgrimage including a thriller, not-particularly-faithful-to-the-original version of
Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles (Stapleton is not a lepidopterist, but, rather Mortimer's phrenologist and perishes from a bullet delivered by Dr. Watson, rather than being engulfed in Grimpen Mire, where Holmes non-canonically finds himself imperilled -- saved by his sidekick... is this the save-John's-reputation comeuppance as hero of the day, twice!?; additionally Beryl Stapleton dies: for shame!; and there is a Mrs. Mortimer, complete with a ridiculously uncharacteristic seance -- a carry-over from a plot diversion in the 1939 film). Sometimes, you can tell a DVD by its cover....
Also finish The Britannica Great Books Volume 18: Augustine and begin score-study of Anton Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra: I, in preparation for Opus 6.
Morning rendezvous with Chris, initially at the doctor's office (last check-up before a personal insurance policy),
southward on 101.
etc. at the Pancake House,
with views south,
proves premature, as the next scheduled appointment has been postponed, so, with a sudden gift of more time,
head over to
now for another loop: this being Turtle Back, again with fair prospects, including Bullet Hill, Jake's Island,
Mt. Burdell, and
Big Rock Ridge.
Lots of talk --
particularly this past successful first year at Harvard Divinity School and
relationships past, present, and future.
Back to back to the High School,
a cheery farewell,
off to the post office,
where astoundingly, there continue to be financial greetings --
Novato to schedule
then reverse course to the
Richmond - San Rafael,
hopping over to the East Bay and thence
north through Contra Costa and
(interrupted by a piece of Napa),
for an interval
strictly-speaking Mankas Corner, and
typographical roads and suspect sights & sites --
before beelining past the Pyramids,
North Lagoons to compose more Hamlet (page 10), by now the 70th day of summer locally, high 84.