After an earlier unsuccessful attempt I managed to start over at the beginning and work my way thru Richard Farina’s novel “been down so long it looks like up to me”. I think the key is to consume smaller portions and let them sink in before moving on. On my first try I was reading 100 or so pages in one sitting like I was running a marathon and felt overwhelmed. In 1966 at age 29, the same evening as the book signing celebrating the release of his only novel, Richard was thrown from the back of a motorcycle and killed. I wish he had lived longer because there were a lot of questions raised as I was reading his book, the main one being “what the hell was that all about?!”.
The “official” Richard & Mimi(sister of Joan Baez) Farina website is (here)
Came across a weekly comic strip that appeals to my sense of humor – (The Perry Bible Fellowship). There is a related LJ community and an RSS feed if anyone is interested.
I get to drive to Marrietta, GA this afternoon, pick up one our setters brought up from FL by rescue, then turn around and drive back late tonight.