There’s a park about ten blocks form my house, here on the island where I live. It features two full basketball courts that are quite popular with the young men in our beach community. Sometimes I’ll go for a bike ride, and if there’s a game going on I’ll pause for a few minutes to watch the action.
Invariably, the guys all shed their shirts, so they’re running up and down the court dressed only in basketball shorts, and the sights can be pretty amazing. All that sweaty flesh is on display and ….
It’s another steamy morning, here on the island. For the first time in several days I got a full night’s sleep last night. In fact, I slept from about ten PM until 8:30 AM. I needed the sleep after too many nights where I woke in the wee hours and could not get back to sleep. Hopefully I have returned to a normal sleep pattern.
I just spent two hours writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress, which is now at 26,000 words and coming along nicely. Now it’s after eleven AM, and after I finish this post I’ll get busy on chores: laundry, loading the dishwasher, making my bed, and taking care of correspondence.
My ex-partner is coming over after lunch to study for the bar exam he’ll be taking next week. I’m hoping the sky will cloud up so I can get some yard work done this afternoon. I can’t work out in the hot sun at this time of year, it’s not healthy. But if the sky gets cloudy I can get out there.
Tonight I’ll drive into the city to spend the evening with one of my oldest and best friends. We’ll drink a few beers and dine on takeout for our dinner. It’s our weekly ritual and one I enjoy.
Have a nice Thursday, friends.