NOTE…I REDUCED SIZE OF PICTURES…LESS CHANCE OF OVERLOAD
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From: ALAN SKEOCH <email@example.com>Subject: EPISODE 127 Fall colours… sept. 2020 with an explanationDate: September 26, 2020 at 10:56:25 AM EDTTo: Marjorie Skeoch <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alan Skeoch <email@example.com>, John Wardle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
EPISODE 127 FALL COLOURS…2020 (with an explanation)alan skeochSept .2020Here are some of the fall colours that I am sending early so that some of you or all of you canget out and see them.What about finishing the Violence theme? I know…I know. The story is written but has to be changed.I know or at least I hope you are looking forward to Part 2 of the Little Finger Story. The reason I am reticent to send it is that it seemstoo egocentric. Who wants to hear about nice things that happen to some people. Who really cares about my life story? That is myproblem, The damn story just seems too egocentric. When I get the nerve to send it please forgive.My last year of high school made me very nervous. There were failures. It took me some time to understand that failures are commonin life. Lots of them. The important things is the response to failure. That last year in high school taught me that great lesson.And then it turned into one of the best years of my life…followed by wonderful years at university. It is written but I think I have to reducethe good things…sounds vain… like too much bragging. Like sitting with a person who only talks about himself or herself…triggering onethought, “How the hell can I get away!”Here is a twist. Someone asked me once why I went to university of Toronto back in 1959. My answercame immediately. “Hopefully to find a wife.” The way I figured out my life was that most things passed by…some in days, others monthsand years. But marriage could be a lifetime so therefore was more important than all others.How does this connect to Football and my broken little finger? Well, if I have the nerve you will see in the next Episode. Meanwhilehere are some pictures that are best right now. In a month they will be skeletons.Let me put this story differently. I hope readers can look back at their lives and see that good things happened sometimes in thedarkest hours. When I taught high school some outstanding students worried me the most. They had never tased failure andwhen failure happened as it does in life they might have the greatest difficulty handling it. The kids that tasted failure seemed tohave the best chance of success. Too much failure, of course, is deadly.Will I have the nerve to send Episode 128? Maybe.Meanwhile … get outside if you can…find a tree.alan skeochSept. 25, 2020P.S. As I write this note on the last Saturday morning in September 2020, the Covid 19 cases are surging. When I started writing theseEpisodes I expected them to number around 14 not 127. We are in troubled times for sure so take care. Our leadership at the top seemssound so let’s take the simple advice…wear a mask, wash your hands and keep socially distant. You can do that and still enjoythe fall colours.