Monthly Archives: February 2006

Zen and the Art of Cross Country Driving

I never know what I’ll find when shopping for books. Yesterday’s haul contained this item from 1966. Documenting the author’s thoughts while driving an old 1941 Lincoln cross country during the summer of 1963, ‘Short Drive, Sweet Chariot’ touches on … Continue reading

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V. stands for ‘Victory’ of the writer over the reader

‘V.’ by Thomas Pynchon After two previous failed attempts I read it all the way thru, 463 pages later I don’t have a clue. (“Being an ectomorph he was inclined to brood.” is the only line that stays with me)

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questions for ‘readers’ who read this

Any books by Aldous Huxley besides ‘The Doors of Perception’, ‘Brave New World’ and ‘BNW Revisited’ you would recommend? Have you read ‘Science and Human Values’ by Jacob Bronowski? (I have ‘The Ascent of Man’ and ‘The Identity of Man’) … Continue reading

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As anticipated, after my earlier post about the teenager who put his myspace.com advertised lifestyle into deadly practice, yesterday’s Charlotte Observer carried an item on the front page about teens and their increasing use of ‘blogs’. The items mentioned were … Continue reading

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ADIDAS

Sitting here marking time as I wait for 5:00PM to arrive so I don’t have to pretend to be at work trying to remember the word used by a young woman who (successfully) pursued me in an attempt to cure … Continue reading

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your “15 minutes” are just beginning

Early Saturday morning a local teenage high school senior driving drunk at 65 MPH the wrong way on Interstate 485 collided with another vehicle killing the two adult occupants. The teen survived but is hospitalized. Due to privacy regulations his … Continue reading

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supporting the (recycled) economy

Yesterday it was used books: ‘The Soft Machine’ – William S. Burroughs, ‘Cockpit’ – Jerzy Kosinski, The Stranger’ – Albert Camus(liked the newer translation I read recently from the library so much I immediately scarfed up the same edition when … Continue reading

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