Two days ago I leaned about the North Pond Hermit, a man who has lived alone in the Maine woods for 27 years. In all that time he remained hidden, and had only spoken to another human being once. He didn't know if his mother was still alive, but he knew who the Kardashians were! (He survived by stealing everything, including food, propane tanks, sleeping bags, tarps, and books & popular magazines.)
The only reason I mention the North Pond Hermit is that I don't know who the Kardashians are. I've heard their name (and that they raise eyebrows), but I don't know who they are, what they've done, or anything else about them. And I don't care, so please don't enlighten me. I am happy living in my Ocracoke Island cocoon, not a hermit, surrounded by family, friends, and a supportive community, but blissfully ignorant of much national and world gossip.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to a wonderful man who did
much for Ocracoke Island, Marvin Wyche Howard (1897-1969). You can read
it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052113.htm.