Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Tomorrowland, Walking, Father

Ten days since my last post. Seems like more should have happened.

"Tomorrowland" is silly and preachy and badly flawed, but manages to work for all of that. It actually does more than just work; it manages to be authentically hopeful, while acknowledging the absurdity of hope. This is a pretty good trick.

I went south on Wednesday to accompany my dad to the neurologist, who informed us that my dad does NOT seem to have suffered a recent stroke, nor does he show signs of having suffered brain damage in his recent fall. So that is good. On the other hand, he really wants to quit; he is tired of living, and his life has no meaning for him. I wish I had something to offer him to improve the situation, but I don't.

In other news... I have been walking. An outside lap of Gurnee Mills on Thursday, a longish lap around the block on Friday, a lap of Great America on Saturday, and two inside laps of Gurnee Mills on Sunday. This isn't bad, considering how relentlessly mediocre the weather has been. Still no boating, though.

Uncle Hyena
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