by Pa Rock
It is almost 1:00 p.m. in Florida, just about the time that the Eurodam was supposed to begin boarding. Being the cynical bastard that I am, I got here a couple of hours early and found the other rats already scurrying up the gang plank. I have dined (boy, did I dine!), and now I am sitting by an ourdoor bar listening to a marimba band and fighting off waiters who want to ply me with rum drinks. It is a very rough job, but somebody has to do it!
I met an interesting fellow while standing in line waiting to begin the boarding process. (Yes, there is always a line!) His name is Ron and he used to be the director of Phil Donahue's television show. I told him about recently seeing Marlo in a play in Phoenix, and we immediately had enough in common with that to begin a conversation that took us through lunch. Ron is also traveling as a part of The Nation which means that we also share some leftist views in the fields of politics and social justice. Nice guy!
More later from the high seas!