Michael Thiele is a woodsmith who makes musical instruments and playable furniture. He spends most of his life either in the shop or out on the road buying wood and selling his work at craft shows. In recent years, his travels have begun to inspire his own writing, so he sends me things.
Jan 10, ‘24
Stayed in Houston last night. Shared my motel room and bed with roaches. Not the large sort - just small ones. But still, not my kinda guys. I’m circumspect about such things. I’ve always been advised - and I agree - that one should choose one’s friends carefully. Some of my little “friends,” so to speak (and in the interest of full disclosure), did not fare well. Thoughts and prayers.
This morning’s olfactory treat has been the stank of the I-10 petrochemical corridor between Houston and Beaumont. Where’s the potpourri when one needs it? Just came from the men’s room at a Sam’s Club. I am of the opinion that toilet lids in such places should be raised prior to use. Aim being such as it is results, as they say, may vary. This morning’s prior user was proof of that one.
Well, on to Louisiana, bayou driving and a fund raising highway patrol. Been there. Avoided that.