Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Summer 2004

Visit from Lowell and Sheila


You 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.

Most 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.

Kristin 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.

Lowell 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.

Determined lawyers bound for the summit

Kristin characteristically complacent, in her post-modern "hiking sandals", preparing for the assault on the summit of Mont Tendre.

Lowell 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.


Next day: Sheila in the Bassins churchyard, among our long-dead friends.

A rainy day's walk up to La Dôle, July 2004, discussing fine points of the law.

The top of La Dôle, with friends, cows, and Swiss Skyguide airport radar facilities.

There are among us many who would argue that Lowell and Sheila should return more frequently than decennially.

Summer 2004


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