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This is my first post in almost a month. It’s also my last.
I’ve previously gone long periods between posts, but that’s always been due to either being out of town, or else out of ideas. This time, I’ve been in town, and have had several good ideas (I think). I just don’t feel like posting them anymore. It’s been fun, but almost five years is long enough. Thanks.
As evidence that we’ve made much racial progress, consider this isn’t even the worst offender in that category:
I’m not surprised. Most of my reading is of books from the library, which is hardly a cutting edge collection. When I do buy books, they’re either used, or trade paperbacks, or both. Again, not a good way to be on top of new releases.
Anyway, the one I have read, Solar, by Ian McEwan, was notable to me for starring one of the most irredeemable characters I’ve ever encountered. As the Times summarizes:
In McEwan’s funniest novel yet, a self-deluding physicist cheats on his wives, sends an innocent man to jail and tries to cash in on another scientist’s plans against global warming.
That’s not even the worst of him.
Here’s the whole list. If I could remember half the stuff I’ve read this year, I would do a post on the most notable ones. Maybe I will, even though I’ve forgotten half. I mean, if I forgot them, they probably didn’t belong on the list in the first place, right?
Now that Auburn is the national champ, there ain’t much to get excited for. I’ll watch LSU’s remaining games, but knowing Cam Newton will soon hoist the Heisman and the BCS trophy has sucked the joy from the season, no matter how LSU finishes. It sucks when the bad guys win.
Oh sure, Auburn still has to actually beat South Carolina for the SEC title, and then humiliate some second tier team in the BCS title game. But after the Iron Bowl, is there any doubt?