i have often been asked if i understand that it’s a little dangerous to be doing my new years resolution. meeting friends, yes, but sometimes i am meeting friends whom i have never actually met before. i often employ a chaperone, for instance, captain reggie gholston has accompanied me on two different trips and i don’t think i could have survived mexico city without him. when i go around the world, beginning in october, i will have two chaperones–dennis sears and my son joseph presser. closer to home, i use murphy quite a bit. murphy drives me to a public location and we agree upon a return time. he will call a half hour before the return time. if i don’t answer, he knows to show up and find me. he also knows exactly who i am meeting. i want to protect myself physically.
yesterday, i was made aware of a second danger with this project. i made contact with a facebook friend i haven’t seen in over a quarter century. i indicated i would be traveling to her country and she said i was to bring her a present: a mac computer. she has recently moved from america to a remote area of a third world country and is working as a teacher at a university. her mac broke and the university’s computers are sometimes slow. i worry both about the cost and about transporting it. i asked murphy about what i should do.
and now i ask you:
in other f2fb news, i have made no secret of my engagement to f2fb friend #60 captain william clark.
lanny jones, a f2fb friend 59, has written a day by day account of clark’s adventures on a facebook profile for clark. i have made friends with mr. clark, who is exceedingly popular (900 or so friends) and have also become engaged to him. . .
facebook has deactivated mr. clark’s account–a second death–because lanny is unable to provide a real first and last name. impersonating someone on facebook is strictly prohibited. this is sad news because i have several friends who aren’t exactly of the material world. . . . . and also sad because if my fiance is deactivated to whom do i return the engagement ring?