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Peck tagged along on the MOOSA Tour and then dined fine in Framingham
hols have come along again, Thanks Bog. Our friends in Boston refused steadfastly
to come to Europe, but then fed us really well in Framingham, Mass. So we'll call
it even for this year.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
host Paul Miller (left) gazes out from amid condiments, as Charles Berman tries
to intervene (right).
hostess, Ana Maria, from Panama by way of the Smithsonian Institution,
urges everybody to eat more and enjoy but please stop pushing and shoving one
another at the trough.
clan of Spozio (Charlie, honor student Benjamin, and Cathy), and our other Kathy,
calling for seconds and, indeed, thirds in Framingham, Mass.
Kathy working on her third Corona of the year 2001. Enthusiastically.
rowdies from Leysin, Dwight and Charlie, presently in Framingham.
more rowdies -- Mr Berman, Mr Peck, and Mr Miller, celebrating carefree suburban
BBQs, multiplicity of hamburger sauces, and the USA before September 11th unleashed
Osama, Ashcroft, and Rumsfeld down upon us.
former librarians of the American College of Switzerland, Dwight and Cathy.
of the Millerist Sect, nodding benignly to his followers
and calling them to their higher destiny, after hamburgers, namely, the veggie
burgers that would invoke the gag reflex in all but the most devout believers.
BBQ?? What veggie burgers?? What Framingham?? Hey! Did you see this Maureen Dowd!?!?!
have you got a photocopier here?
remembering those American hamburgers poignantly, Mr Peck rides northward from
Boston along the Massachusetts coast and pauses for a brief photo in front of
remarkable Endicott College -- a photo intended for his good friend Montserrat
of Spain and Switzerland whose daughter Claire is presently a student there [update:
Claire's now in Barcelona; later update: Claire's gone back to Endicott; later
update: Claire graduated]. We just rode round a bend in the road above Beverly,
Mass., and there it was.
in having dragged lame Mr Peck all the way to Rockport, Prof. Berman poses before
the boats of his betters and prepares to drag lame Mr Peck back to Salem, Mass.,
to see witches if they've got any left.
That is the lot for the USA in summer 2001. Nonetheless, harmless Mr Peck returned to Switzerland
and, with daughter Marlowe, dashed off to visit
daughter Alison at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany. (Go
to file 4.)
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 18 December 2001, revised 7 July 2008, 31 August 2014.