July 7, 2002
There were all sorts of pictures of Richard when he was a boy scattered around his mother's house. Although he did come in second after Dandie Dinmont Terrier photos. I had to pretend to be interested in the squat-legged dog instead of the strange colorized black-and-white communion picture of Richard on the piano. Stranger yet that he's Catholic! But Richard in the flesh was nowhere to be seen. So the day's not a total wash I decide to go to the beach. But every place I settle is soon haunted by horseflies heavy as banana-fed whales doddering around my hair.