Adventures in Ethics and Science


A highlight of reunion at my alma mater, as far as I’m concerned, it that they open up the boat house and let alumnae paddle (or sail, or crew, depending on their druthers) around the lake.

I’ve missed the lake.

I was also missing the rest of the Free-Ride family, so I took advantage of the excellent cell phone reception from the middle of the lake and called home.

Among other things, I learned that the younger Free-Ride offspring went snailing in the yard this morning. The yard was reportedly wet in the aftermath of a light rain. The younger Free-Ride offspring took 18 slugs and five snails. “That’s 23 animals in all,” I was told solemnly over the phone.

I suppose it’s unreasonable to hope that I can completely contract out the gastropod hunting to my kids and then receive the reports of their daily progress while canoeing on a lake.


But I can dream!


  1. #1 Academic
    June 13, 2009

    Missing canoes….

  2. #2 PalMD
    June 13, 2009

    Remind me to teach you a proper J-stroke next time I see you.

  3. #3 LO
    June 14, 2009

    More pictures please. Didn’t you want to go out in a barge to relive the dorm crew days? The green boat was always my favorite (I don’t remember there being a purple one though there must have been seeing as they were the class colors). Lord, I don’t miss the humidity! We’re getting pressure for a family trip to Beantown and environs in August. Are these people serious?!? Have to remind myself that then I get some worms and pies at Breshnev’s and real pizza at Regina’s. Ooh and decent ice cream everywhere. Won’t be the same without Didi and Granny and Buppa to visit. Still Lo and Rie though.

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