Eileen and I are almost to California. We had a stop over in Chicago and now we are waiting in Phoenix for our final flight to Ontario (California). I bought a cowboy hat here in Phoenix. And sunglasses. So I guess I’m ready for a California vacation now.
I finished reading several books lately.
I finished Brothers Karamazov on the way here. It was an excellent read. Good translation (Penyear/Volohkonsky). I will be mulling over that for a while.
I also finished Troubles by John Banville.
I’m not sure how I ran across this novel. But it was excellent. A weird mixture of Irish/Brit politics at the beginning of the 20th century and whimsy. Whimsy to the extreme. I would read another book by this guy.
Having a smart phone makes travel more fun. No matter what I seem to be able to access the Internet with it. Very cool. Also it’s nice to have the Kindle along. I have tons of books sitting on it. I read in Flannery O’Connor in between the two novels above. Plus I have several books on it that I have been reading for a while.
Phoenix has free Wifi which is enabling me to do this blog. It seems to me that’s the way it should be. Well. Onward.
I guess sometimes it takes an astronaut to remind movie makers that there is no atmosphere in space to carry noise.
I have read many novels and sociological studies by Greeley. He was (is?) a blessing to anyone trying to see Catholics in a positive way.
Ahem. Where I’m headed Not Disneyland specifically but California.