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October 4th, 2019

"Dusk is dawn is day."

I didn't go outside yesterday, and what I know of the heat comes from the National Weather Service. Our high was 101˚F, with a heat index of 103˚F. We're only supposed to reach 98˚F today. Currently, it's 87˚F, with the heat index at 89˚F.

No writing yesterday. But the phone with my agent went about as well as I could have expected.

Workmen came and cut down the huge old hickory tree behind the building. It was rotten and threat to everyone who walked under or parked beneath it, as it was constantly shedding limbs. Still, I hate the sound of chainsaws, which went on for hours, scrubbed my nerves raw, and now there's a tree-shaped hole in the world that I will need months to stop seeing. Likely, that tree was already huge when I was born.

Last night, we watched the first episode of Trust, directed by Danny Boyle, and the first episode of Season Three of Goliath. Both were very good.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions and Spooky's Etsy shop. Thanks.

I leave you with a photograph of the carapace of the protostegid sea turtle Calcarichelys gemma, a specimen discovered in Greene County, Alabama in March 1981 during an Explorer Post 272 dig (I was a member for as long as the post existed, 1980-1984). The turtle was actually found by Mr. Charlie Smith, the father of David Smith, a friend of mine at the time. It was excavated the summer of that same year.

Later,
CRK




2:42 p.m. (Wednesday)