At 76 my relationship with electronic devises is tenuous at best. For example it has taken 3 weeks to get this far and I was so taken back that I forgot what I was going to write. Perhaps a word about not giving up. At my age there is temptation to say “enough already” but I wanted a venue , an updated journal. Yet here I am. I am a reader so I will be mention Montaigne and Laotze, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius as well as the Master Henry James and Donna Leon and Louise Penny. Coffee shops and backgammon, My dog Jake and friendship . Challenges as I approach the end of life. and other stuff.