November 10, 2009

Homer strolled by the wine-dark sea and sang out the story of Ulysses to rosy-fingered dawn. His secretary, Dave Chambers, hustled in Homer’s wake, transcribing every word in a shorthand only he could decipher.

After safely settling ‘Old Blindy’ – Dave’s private name for Homer – down for a nap under an olive tree, Dave industriously wrote out his notes in Greek and Aztec. Years later, sadly, he would misplace the Aztec version. On finishing his day’s labor, Dave exclaimed, “Gosh, this is exciting. I wonder what other crazy stuff will happen to Ulysses and his crew. Old Blindy sure sings a good story.”

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