Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle: Christmas Came Early This Year

Diary of a Retiree – Saturday, December 5, 2020 – Christmas Comes Early This Year Bob Lytle in his home library Up at 7:30, I made our usual eggs and toast, and sat down with the iPad. The Detroit News front page has a Neal Rubin article about the Straits of Mackinac’s Round Island Lighthouse and its small but dedicated group of preservationists. With the Great Lakes having record high water levels and the likelihood of unusually damaging ice and high winds, this could easily be the … [Read more...]

Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle: Fourth of July

Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle July 4, 2020 - Lake Orion, Michigan - Sunny, again, and in the 90s In the lake most of the day—cleaning boats and raking muck from the shore—too  hot to do anything else. While scrubbing the boat pontoons I looked out toward the island and saw a herd of geese, 9 actually, swimming with purpose toward the point. I was sure they were about to land and further despoil the area. They have totally fouled the entire shore to the point that a parent would never … [Read more...]

Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle

Diary of a Retiree Robert A. Lytle March, 2020 - Boca Raton, Florida - Sunny, breezy and 80s Up at 8:30. Candy made French toast and I printed the crossword. Opened the e-Detroit News. It’s all about the corona virus. Of course, there is no sports news. A few years ago as I was writing Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth, I read all about the Great Depression. What I’m reading now has many similarities. Except for the first’s cause, the stock market crash, the effects of the virus panic are eerily … [Read more...]