Monthly Archives: May 2007
We closed on our first house on Wednesday, and we started moving our stuff into it today, so don’t expect too much bloggery for the next day or so. I took the precaution of not hiring a moving crew; I know it’s not Mardi Gras time, but you can never be too careful.* *Plus one […]
I think everyone has their book, or should be getting it in the next day or two, so I’d like to go ahead and start reading. I think by the Friday after next, that would be June the 8th on the Gregorian calendar, we should try to get part one of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let […]
We’re closing on a house tomorrow, and suddenly, to my abject horror, I realize that I’ve inexplicably morphed into Jack’s Tragic Devotion to Corporate Sponsored Materialism.
DULCE ET DECORUM EST1 Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with […]
I need to watch The View more often. Hasselbeck’s probably pretty quick, and I’m sure she can stick and move pretty well, but I bet Rosie would take her down.
For our reading group we’ll read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. From the wiki entry for the book: Never Let Me Go is a 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize and for the 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Time Magazine named it the best fiction novel of […]
In regards to the symbolism in the film “Pan’s Labyrinth,” director Guillermo del Toro states during his commentary track on the DVD that, “Symbols cannot be closed to a single meaning, because if so the symbol becomes a cypher, and the tale become an equation of exact value.” del Toro means that symbols are subject […]
I’ve chosen seven books as candidates for our upcoming reading group. There wasn’t any particular criteria I used in selecting these candidates, but I did intentionally stay within the latter half of the twentieth century for two particular reasons: 1) For our first book I want a text that is more fun than challenging. 2) […]