Tonight I'm off to the City for dinner with my Uncles. Some may
wonder about my previous characterization of
one as Crazy. I'm a little apprehensive about this meeting with him, the first in
I think almost twenty years, because of his reputation for "sponging"
off his relatives. As far as I know the man hasn't had a real job in
thirty years, and "no fixed address" is probably an accurate attribute
for long stretches of that time (although I'm not quite clear about
this; my older brother H says he's been living in a mobile home in Tennessee). Some
of his past behaviors, which have resulted in his being
persona non grata to certain members my immediate family, include
He's done nothing that's bothered me directly, however... I've generally
found him interesting company, so I'm looking forward to this meeting.
The problem will come at the end of the evening, if he attempts to
bum a ride, request "space to crash", etc. I may have to be rude. I
don't think I would ever fall asleep, with him in the other room.
- He was allegedly discovered in bed with my cousin's wife. Their
- His means to effect cannabis legalization: He turned himself in
for possession, at the police station. He intended to continue doing
this until other people, then lots of people, joined him. But nobody else did.
- Another alleged attempt to effect political change involved his
carrying huge signs along the median of the Beltway, while wearing
only a jockstrap.
- In his self-published book, which contains much real wisdom, he
describes his teen-aged sexual congress with livestock.
- As a wedding present, he allegedly gave my brother H a
weird thrift-store painting.