September 8, 2007
I知 gossip now, and while it eclipses the many follies of my youth葉he unconfirmed rumors of ___, the speculations about ____擁t痴 less scandalous and too obscure to cause the sort of waves that would provide any sort of measurable distraction. For me, at any rate. But these days I知 pretty unflappable, so perhaps I知 not the best gauge. I had hoped in my old age to bring more to the table than hushed whispers, awkward glances, confused faces, newly enlightened and empathetic head-nods compulsory tongue clucks, and circuitous changes of subject. I知 mummifying, and it痴 not that exciting.