neglecting the blog


I have been neglecting my blog. I seem to have enough to do without posting here, but it’s time for a little catch-up.

The big news is that I have a new granddaughter, Alice Jenkins Locke. She is beautiful. Eileen is preparing to get on a plane today and fly to England to help Sarah (the mom) and Matthew (the dad). I will miss her but I am glad that she has time and the money to go. It will be a good thing.

Here’s a great pic from today showing Lucy (the new big sister) and Alice.  I love this picture.

I continue to spend a lot of time reading and playing music. I finished Alan Moore’s Jerusalem. I think it is excellent. and as you might expect, very very clever.

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I also have been doing a little listening to the Watchmen Podcast.

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I am almost through a reread of the original Watchmen.

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I guess I’m reading a lot of Alan Moore lately. I think I want to buy a copy of this one. I’m reading the library’s copy. I am thinking that I will go for a third read on this soon and would like to have my own copy.

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I’m still working another read of Finnegans Wake by Joyce, but in the meantime, this morning I picked up Gifford and Sedman’s Ulysses Annotated. I discovered that they correlate Homer very carefully. Looking at the first section I was able to pull out my notes about the Greek and read lines they mention in the Greek. WooHoo! I remember the beginning section so well that I didn’t need to refer to Joyce’s text as I read the annotations.

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My brother gave me this incredibly beautiful edition of Blake’s Divine Comedy.

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I have been slowly working my way through it, reading the excellent articles. I continue on my second read of the Divine Comedy itself. I have landed on the Dorothy L. Sayers translation for this second read and am loving  the Birk Sanders version.

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I’m also delving into Robert Alter’s wonderful translations of the Psalms and the First Five Books of Moses. You can see why I haven’t been getting to the blog.



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