Thursday, February 22, 2007

Immense Spans of Time

I recently realized that this year marks 50 years since I came to the U.S. and 30 years since my first novel was published.

Those are two immense spans of time and are not consistent with the fact that I'm only 23 years old. Something is awry.


Chris said...

Hmmm... that must be some of the new math I hear so much about.

David said...

Ah, yes, that would explain it.

Now I have to come up with an explanation for that bald, old guy who shows up in mirrors and photographs instead of the vigorous young fellow I expect.

Chris said...

Perhaps you should retire to the countryside to raise bees. I hear it does wonders for the constitution.

David said...


There was a wonderful series of parodies of Holmes published years ago. They were written by Robert L. Fish and are about a detective named Schlock Homes who lives on Bagel Street and is an idiot.

After he retires, he tells his faithful companion, Dr. Watney, that he's been trying to raise bees, but the little buggers just won't thrive even though he's careful to fertilize the soil properly and plant each bee carefully and inch or two down.

Chris said...

Buffoon. Everybody knows you plant them before the first snowfall if you want them to grow.

John A. Karr said...

Not even a blink in geological time

Then again, rocks don't breathe so there you go