O.K., I've been asked to explain the blog name. Of course you know that the word "doodle" usually refers to random jottings made while otherwise occupied—on the phone, attending meetings, watching television, or just daydreaming. Doodles are very rough sketches of people, patterns, animals, objects, etc. My plan for this blog is to expand the definition of doodling to include play writing, prose (fiction and non), and anything else (woodworking? ironing shirts?), that invades my brain pan. A little of this, a little of that—the whole blog becoming one big hybrid doodle. As for the "meister" part, that's just pure vanity.
A touching poem. I also find the photo very engaging, Jim.
Thank you, Jo-Ann. He was an interesting man, very funny and entertaining at times, at least when sober, but altogether impossible to love because of the booze. I suppose I was lucky to even get to the “pity” stage with him. Have no idea why he took over my mind for about two hours today while I wrote that.