OK, I admit it.
Much of the text of the last two days of my blog posts have been a tissue of lies.
I realized I had crossed the line, when I got home.
“Uncle Mark is going to become an Interior Decorator?” Sarah was incredulous.
Maybe the lesson I should take away from this is that I need to make my tall tales even more outlandish? Or maybe my brother is such a Renaissance Man, that nothing is outside his reach?
So here’s the truth.
My brother really was in the Army for almost 30 years. He retired as a full Colonel, and really did go back to school, first receiving an Executive MBA, and now he is finishing his MAcc (Masters in Accounting). As far as I know, he really plans to go to work for one of the big four consulting firms when he finishes his Accounting degree. Reports of other career choices, including Interior Decorating and Short Order Chef-hood, were grossly exaggerated or (in most cases) entirely fabricated.
He and my sister-in-law were celebrating their 30th anniversary (a few weeks early) and they graciously invited Kathy and me to join them for a few days near Portland. We went to Powell’s Book Store, explored Pioneer Square, went to church at Dee Duke’s church, spent most of a day exploring the Oregon coast, shopped, and generally had a lovely time watching movies and playing games.
It was a delightful visit, and so I naturally repaid their generosity by poking fun at my brother.
Phew. I’m glad to have that off my chest. I hope this clears things up, Sarah.
Project 365, Day 68
Tim (yet again)
P.S. Mark — and here you thought that I wouldn’t write about you again.