It is surprising how exhausting it is for this 68 year old to do a Sunday morning stream. Eileen went over to church to help me with it. Despite the fact that once again my laptop was not picking up sound from Jen’s stream, everything went pretty well.
Elizabeth whipped up some nice veggie/salmon on the grill for lunch. Eileen had herself a big expensive steak. That was fun.
I read a few pages in Robin D. G. Kelly’s Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original and it is excellent.
I found some interesting book recommendations in the print edition of The New York Times Book Review. Weirdly this section called “Further Reading,” doesn’t seem to be online.
They ask 22 writers and poets to name books that have informed their own views on race and racism. I’m about half way through the article but I’m already madly making notes on some books.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recommended Richard Gergel’s Unexampled Courage. She describes it being written in “clear and elegant prose.” The author, Richard Gergel, is a judge who “strips legal cases of jargon and presents them at their essence: as human dram.” I’m in.
Speaking of being in, I think I’m going to quit blogging and rest and read and practice. More on these books next time.