Peck's personal Web site
from Lowell and Sheila
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.
relationships among people are short and pointless. A minority last longer but
are also pointless. A much smaller minority last longer and are worth hanging
onto. Lowell and Dwight were track-and-field teammates, apartment-mates, and endless
philosophical debaters in Kansas in the 1960s. For a few days we're together again
in Switzerland. No philosophical discussions this time -- all that's
been sorted out by now.
welcomes Lowell and Sheila to Mont Tendre. Kansas lawyers and law school professor
presently on assignment in The Netherlands, it's time for a weekend of Swiss hiking.
views Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), 10 July 2004. Though still recovering slowly
from having been Mr Peck's roommate at the University of Kansas all those years
ago, Lowell might have been able (one would have thought) to visit Mr Peck more
than once every ten years or so.
lawyers bound for the summit
characteristically complacent, in her post-modern "hiking sandals",
preparing for the assault on the summit of Mont Tendre.
was co-holder of the world record in the two-mile relay running race, with the
University of Chicago track club, and has learnt to have patience with the casual
pace of ordinary mortals.
day: Sheila in the Bassins churchyard, among our long-dead friends.
rainy day's walk up to La Dôle, July 2004, discussing fine points of the
top of La Dôle, with friends, cows, and Swiss Skyguide airport radar facilities.
are among us many who would argue that Lowell and Sheila should return more frequently
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative,
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 18 September 2004, revised 8 October 2008, 29 August 2014.