i met with face to facebook friend #25 max henderson today. i first met max when he and joseph were four years old. they quickly became best friends. his father colvin developed mesothelioma when joseph and max were in fifth grade. on the day that colvin passed, max came over for a playdate with joseph and we planted hostas in the front yard. i became a rotarian because colvin, seeing what was ahead, asked me to join the club. i promised him i would never resign.
max and i talked about some serious issues, in part because max is doing a class in comparative religions and he is required to interview a catholic. i’m not a great catholic, in fact i would rank myself as pretty awful. but i converted to catholicism because stephen wanted to convert from judaism to catholicism and it was important to me that the family all be the same religion. joseph, eastman, stephen and i were all baptized in the same mass by father mark. he later left the priesthood and i’ve often wondered why and what he’s doing now.
max is somebody who makes me pretty relaxed. i’m glad he’s majoring in psychology because i think he’d be better at it than at being an assassin.
now, a milestone! i have booked my first airline ticket of my adult life. i used expedia. i’m heading for tallahassee, but i’m hoping to see face to facebook friends in palm harbor, huntsville, savannah and atlanta. i am fifty years old and have never figured out how to buy a plane ticket!
to celebrate that milestone and to kick off the world tour to follow, the rapper mc kato has agreed to give a free, private concert in my home on tuesday. email me for details. if you’re reading this, you’re invited!!!