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.
I also have been doing a little listening to the Watchmen Podcast.
I am almost through a reread of the original Watchmen.
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.
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.
My brother gave me this incredibly beautiful edition of Blake’s Divine Comedy.
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.
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.