Almost done with the research...and hoping to be writing the draft by July. It will have been a whole year of research - thousands of pages of writing, correspondence, documents, photos, etc...well worth it, but damn...it'll feel good to be able to write again (of course most of the stuff I wrote before this methodical research year is destined for the circular file...but hopefully some will be salvageable)...
I therefore have precious little energy to blog. Have tons to say about what I'm finding but am going to save all that for the book right now, with the exception of the Dinner Prize given to the folks who commented on the term micro-history (which will happen on July 17 - finally)...and my beloved Canadian who gets to hear All of It now that he's here (& he's here, he's here - hooray!)...and my friend Susan who gets text messages about my progress...but mostly it's me boxes of papers a room summer heat a cat a husband in other room engaged in job search...party on...
But, John & I did take one day off this past Saturday for the fabulous Coney Island Mermaid Parade - which if you haven't been is one of the most delightful experience ever - people of all body types, ages, races, sexualities, etc. dressed up as Mermaids, Mermen, Pirates, Sea Animals, you name it...parading along the boardwalk with hundreds of people watching, cheering and taking pictures.
I was one of them (taking pix) - have hundreds, but here are a few:
|my fave photo embodying the spirit of the day: everyone gets to be a mermaid!|
|another lovely mermaid passing through|
|groovy punky gorgeous mermaids - rocking my world|
|she's just fabulous - nothing else to say|