mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Back in Brookline

I've returned from the week I spent in NYC primarily caring for my mother, who is doing better with every passing day. On Monday I took her to the doctor, with much help from my friend John Ordover, who drove all the way in from Brooklyn to give my Mom and me the lift needed to Manhattan. Mom's doctor checked her out, and she's recovering very nicely.

I'll probably post a trip report of sort soon; the thing about going to NYC to see my Mom is that since I'm in town anyway, I try to get out of the house to do a little business. So I have a few of those, plus a shabbat report, that I could file.

But now I have to catch up with life here and get back to work. I did no writing in NYC, and I have to put the novel on hold again to rewrite "Telepresence," since Stan Schmidt sent me some comments. Meanwhile, I've got a Library Trustee meeting tonight, and Town Meeting next week -- which reminds me, that I have an essay on getting involved in politics I've been thinking of posting here, for the benefit of friends of mine who were disappointed with last week's election results.

Thanks to everyone for your support. And rush out to buy the January/February 2005 Analog, the 75th anniversary issue, with my story "Seventy-Five Years" on page 74.

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