(pronounced Mc-fur-son): A friend called today
to solicit my opinion on
McPherson, Kansas. I said I had been there only once. My
impression: churches, train tracks, small town tidiness, two smallish colleges.
But I was only there for a few hours. There’s a KFC near the Interstate.
Friend wanted to know what people do for fun in McPherson. Suppose I don’t
know the answer to that. So I did some online research, found they have
a pipe band and
an art gallery. The weather is beautiful in late August. Maybe
it’s better to direct the question to somebody who knows. So, McPherson,
Kansas, what do you do for fun?
The Teacher Broke Free: Seems that a group of five students at a nearby high
school attempted to tape their English teacher to a chair as a senior prank.
One of the television reports suggested that the day was cast as a free day of
preparation for the final exam. It’s a relief nobody was hurt, and, of
course, it’s in poor taste make light of it. But I am curious what was on
the exam. Did they still take the test?
1/350: Here’s a pic from Tuesday afternoon of Ph. at his first track meet.
It’s a blur. Set the shutter speed to multi-frame, but the light (cloudy)
and distance (top row of bleachers) weren’t in our favor. No retakes at a
track meet. I won’t say whether he won or where he finished; he’s depicted
with momentary potential to win the event. Tracksters qualified from their
respective gym classes then merged into a seventh-eighth grade combine.
Here, in the 200-meter, Ph. (left) had long strides, but you can see he was
running against long-legged giants.