Friends, Romans and Countrymen:
As I sit here recuperating after kissing the pavement, I need a goal. So I have agreed to give a pretty nice talk I developed called: “Half Dome – A Historical Perspective.” It’s totally FREE and is part of the Library’s ongoing history presentation program. It will be next Sunday the 13th (Not the 12th as I screwed up announcing before) at 2 pm at the Livermore Public Library. For your GPS set to 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA 94550.
So here’s the deal. This crummy weather gets us all down. The Half Dome hike is closed for 6 months so we have to do stuff to keep the interest up. If you have done the hike, you surely are developing the same passion I have. If you are planning on doing it, you will benefit by learning as much about it as you can. I hope you had a chance to view the YouTube I blogged about yesterday. Believe me, I have read most of the ancient scrolls about Yosemite and have culled the Half Dome Epistle to the Ephesians down into a 1-hour presentation. I have a lot of neat archival photos to share.
So, your call to action: if you can make the drive over, please attend. Mrs. Dome is going to drive me from San Jose-by-the-sea as I hold my ribs together to give the talk. It will be a while until I can drive again. And I may have to remain seated during the talk using my green laser pointer to highlight the cool things.
So – deal? I’ll bring a stack of new Yosemite Gazette’s along. Peace.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I don’t want a pickle; just want to ride on my motorsickle. And I don’t want a tickle. ‘Cause I’d rather ride on my motorsickle. And I don’t want to die – I just want to ride on my motorcy…cle. – Arlo Guthrie
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com