Actually, it’s more like a cranial crater. I guess that’s what I get for ignoring a cancerous region on my scalp for several years. I’ve been assured that these are just basel (sp?) cells and that I have nothing to worry about. After all, my father and two older brothers have had to have the same thing removed. However, having a one inch diameter crater does cause concern, especially since I’m going to have this indentation the rest of my life. I wonder how spackling compound feels…
While sitting in waiting rooms, then trying to recover this afternoon, I was about to finish The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. During vacation last week I had started The King of Torts by Grisham, but put it down after several chapters. After awhile, Grisham starts to sound the same, and I swear you could mix and match the plot and characters from this one with just about any of his others. I have that same problem with Martha Grimes. Just how many ways can you contrive to have a Scotland Yard detective, an English lord and his eccentric aunt, a gay antiquest dealer, and a ravishing beauty all arrive at the same murder?
The Da Vinci Code fits very neatly with my book series described in other pages on this site, with its search for the Holy Grail and historical allusions to the Templars. Brown is no Eco, but it was a good page-turner. I may look for his earlier Angels and Demons, which supposedly features the same main character.
It must be noted that today marks 20 years that Laura has been at Furman. She arrived as a young assistant professor straight from a post-doc at University of Colorado at Boulder on June 12, 1983. Tomorrow we go out for a nice meal, assuming any restaurant will let me in with my Frankenstein appearance.