The Corner

Dendrological Disaster

A key component of my tree-house BROKE while being hoisted aloft. While the

piece itself can easily be replaced, the event casts doubt on my structural

assumptions and calculations. I now have to start again from scratch with

bigger pieces of wood and a more robust configuration. This is a major

setback, a Dunkirk, a Bataan. But we retreat only to regroup. Like

MacArthur, I shall return.