June 3, 2020

Exeter, Devon, England


Grandfather Ashe has rather rigid ideas about what is proper and prudent. Mind you, he is very tolerant of my liberal values, my somewhat unconventional lifestyle, my posing nude for artists, my voracious sexual appetite, and even of my occasional daliences with other girls. But because I never sleep in and always show up for breakfast on time, I am solid in his books. It’s killing me though. There being only one computer in this house for ten people to share, I often stay up most of the night working whilst everyone else is sleeping. Even so, I am determined never to disappoint my grandfather. After breakfast, I can go up and take a little nap. Then after lunch, I can nap again. It’s not the best way to get my eight hours in, but it beats losing my grandfather’s good opinion of me.