March 4, 2005 - February 25, 2005
Monday, November 13, 2000
At the beginning was me. So it is with everyone.
2 What happens afterwards, that's where opinions diverge.
3 I'll settle the questions I can;
4 My mother sat in a hot, humid
hall, smoking and drinking daiquiris
5 In an eighteenth century house, sweltering and bloated with me.
6 She was an exile, a German, a plebeian, a mouse from Ohio.
7 My father was a lord, until the day he dried up and blew away.
8 But I have always been bonnie, the only Scot in my family.
9 Thus it was, on the day I was born.
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