Have I mentioned that I have taken up harmonica? It’s a very enjoyable instrument. Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson are my heroes. I even play harmonica in a band, specializing in Hoochie Coochie Man and Long Train Running (the harp solo is extremely difficult to play). In the percussion department I have started doing djembe drumming after a lifetime of Western rhythms. This is all in addition to guitar and bass guitar. Oh the joys of retirement!
I’m also reading Jane Eyre, by which I am entranced. That wonderful old-fashioned writing, purity of heart, moral seriousness, and good old romance–also made possible by not being a professor any more. It provides an escape from the moral squalor of today. Highly recommended.
Was being a professor that bad?
It was fine but it sure cuts into your time. It’s hard to do all the things you want to do.