Here’s a link to the entire Neil Young “living with war”. Memo to me: buy new computer speakers. The 20″ bargain rate monitor might be great–but the sound. However, it’s an amazing CD. Proudly stole it from the Impeach Bush coalition. An impeachment hearing is the only way we will know what’s going on–the last three words are from one of the greatest albums ever made “What’s going on” by Marvin Gaye
I was randomly looking at blogs, when I found one that led to “a year of books.” It was about a persons quest to read 50 books in a year. I found that not to be incredibly ambitious. Yes it depends on the type of book. I don’t mean this as a negative, but I devour books at an embarrassing rate.
It took me an entire weekend from Friday night through Sunday evening to read Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, with two five hour stops for sleep, and about three hours on assorted phone calls, pre-Internet era, explaining why I hadn’t shown up for brunch and a movie, cancelling a date,and assorted Sunday plans.
Cancelling dates was always something that I did well. I was practiced at it. Not meeting friends was unheard of. I had to finish that book before work on Monday, I just had to. No book had ever taken me that long to read. It’s up there on my top ten permanent list, and was actually a memorable weekend.
I think the Power Broker part was meant as a farewell to Jane Jacobs who did defeat Robert Moses, the power broker
Chris interviewed Shayna. Great inteview–but great interviewers like Shayna tend to be great subjects. Wonderful questions, Chris
When I feel crazed, when the world feels out of sync, when I can no longer trace my footprints, I try to remember what it was like to retreat into a private world filled with still to be discovered splendor and unimaginable adult treats.
I held onto the fantasy so long that it almost became real, or maybe it was real. Though at this second as I try to keep the swirling sand from settling into my eyes, I truly can’t remember.
Life was different yesterday;it just was. Better; my feet were deeply rooted into the sand. I didn’t have to worry about standing tall, or losing balance while I could walk to the edge of the world safe in the knowledge everything would remain secure.
I miss yesterday when everything was possible, and I could walk to the edge of the world and back.