In June 1968, the country was in turmoil. On April 4, Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. On June 6, Robert Kennedy was.
I was seventeen and had always cared passionately about politics and our nation.
At seventeen I cared much more about my love life. No I’m not giving details here. The book is about my late adolescence through my early 20’s.
It wasn’t the book that I set out to write. But it’s the book that’s moving along.
And so I go to Myrtle Beach, deathly afraid of sitting in coach, because I have gotten sick after riding in coach but never in first class.
However the flight is just under two hours and I have never gotten sick after a short flight. I guess the eight Aeroflot rides in the Former Soviet Union, which began this vicious bronchial cycle count as one ride.
I am going to try not to blog next week as blogging can be a good excuse not to write.
Also, I feel out of words. I will never consult a book that tells me what to blog as that, to me, would be defeating the purpose of using a new medium my way.
As I said I’m out of words. I do hope I’m not out of book writing words. There is always my Sally Brompton horoscope to inspire. It’s on the sidebar
Actually I’m not out of words as much as angry. Somebody, not the health insurance company, cashed my May check. It’s not due until the 25th but I always pay it early. Yes I know, never use a check.
When I saw that the account was delinquent, I called. After almost an hour on hold, I was told somebody would call me back. I insisted on speaking to somebody who could help me,
That’s when I found out that they were going to cut me off today. But I Fedexed them a check.
Two things I don’t understand: the envelope was metered 5/24. If it wasn’t due until the 25th how could it be delinquent?
If I paid in April and that check was supposed to be for June, how could they cut me off in June?
I asked if having paid every bill on time or more usually early counts for something. Yes, they wouldn’t report me to a credit agency.
Since they were going to cut off my service and I had paid for the month of June, shouldn’t I be reporting them somewhere?
I learned yesterday that it truly doesn’t matter if you play by every rule. When I asked at the pharmacy for a good health insurance company, the pharmacist said “they all suck. And cut people off for little reason.”