If We Were Having Coffee Together On Friday, May 20, 2022

Please sit down and enjoy a nice piping hot cup of coffee or tea, whichever you prefer. Last week there was no Inkling meeting because of The International Congress On Medieval Studies. This afternoon’s meeting will be about George MacDonald’s ‘The Princess And the Goblin’, in honor of its sesquicentennial. Having finished Jack Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’, I have started rereading Virginia Woof’s ‘Mrs. Dalloway’. It is distinctive because it is stream of consciousness. Among other things it is not broken into chapters. Besides that,, another thing it has in common with James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ is that it deals with a day in the life of the protagonist.

This past week went well. Claire’s Bible study meeting on Saturday morning ended a half hour early. Terence’s Bible study meeting on Tuesday night went well although he was not available. Last night I went to the lay Carmelite meeting at St. Christopher’s in Baldwin. Mary Anne drove me there and Judy drove me home. Judy wanted to go shopping for a few minutes. I told Peggy that I would be available for the retreat next month at Immaculate Conception in Lloyd Harbor, which means that I shall have to miss the high school graduation party for me cousin Michelle’s son Benjamin. This Sunday we have to go to a party for Tina’s son Logan’s christening. Tina is me cousin Gary’s daughter in Massapequa. It should be such a nice time.

Lately I have been spending a lot of time learning Spanish and Italian. Having taken Spanish in high school and Italian in college, I am having so many classroom flashbacks. It is surprising to see how much I can remember after such a long time. Things have gotten easier as time has gone by. I have found a new app, Drops, which I am also currently using. So far it is going well. It has a little more variety than the other ones. I even learned to add words from a psychology classroom to me vocabulary.

I have also been using me Fitbit daily. I usually walk toward the Lido Kosher Deli and Key Food. Last Wednesday I went in the opposite direction, to the farmer’s market at Kennedy Plaza. A local chiropractor, Dr. Zach, stopped me for a few minutes and tried to get me to become a patient of his. I also bought a scale at Bed Bath and Beyond.

7 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee Together On Friday, May 20, 2022

  1. Gary A Wilson says:

    Hi Larry,
    I use the pedometer app built into my phone but don’t like it much.
    It’s a Samsung app that I can’t delete so, whether I use it or not, I suspect it is still reporting information about me back to Samsung. They often invite me to accept their new terms of use but do not stop what I think is spying regardless of whether I agree or not.
    Thus the fitbit was attractive at one time, but then they went online also, so now I suspect users don’t have any privacy options here anymore.
    There seems to be no hiding from this stuff unless I throw away my phone.
    Got to admit – some times I am tempted.
    All the best.

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  2. Julie says:

    I’ve been using Duolingo for language studying. I have to say it’s been getting more challenge (in a good way) and I feel what I’ve been learning has “stuck” more than the other times I’ve attempted using Duolingo for language learning.


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