Thanks for checking back. I have been doing a lot of reading. I almost missed Palm Sunday but last Saturday I noticed it was almost Easter. This is my first Holy Week not working. It feels like it should be longer than that but it’s not.
I still am very glad to be retired and am even more glad I seem to have survived a kidney infection. I am still recovering I am sure. Having lost some weight has allowed me to be a bit more reckless in my eating. Yesterday morning I made banana bread. The day before I made some veggie chili and had nachos.
I have returned to Alex Ross’s Wagnerism. I am also reading volumes of poetry. I remain skeptical that many people actually read books. But I do. History of our nation continues to interest me. This includes the history of the indigenous people who originally lived here and the people we brought over from Africa.
Finally I have returned to David Foster Wallace. I own many volumes of his that I haven’t read. I have read all of his longer works except The Broom of the System. I think I backed off on his work after reading The Pale King. Both my brother’s distaste for his longer works and Foster’s troubling suicide sort of put me off for a while. But I decided to read a book of his essays, Both Flesh and Not. It’s a romp. I think I’ll write more about it after I finish the book.