Away All Books!

51NM8K2SK3L._AC_Slam the door; turn the key; close the transom; roll the bureau in tight and stack the chairs on top. My on-hand reading is full and even with a strict yoghurt diet I’ll never outlast the shelves of books and the digital jungle of novels, short stories, poetry, and an essay or two or two thousand. I’m done. No more books.

Do you think the publishing houses will honor my demand?

Drat! What if I read on-line or in the Post or hear a recommendation on Twitter? Should I resign from all social media? Should I cancel the Post? Should I sell my computer? If I disappear will Apple Books survive me?

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Traitor Tot

3a82e64e55338887cdadfcaf4d1d099bI acknowledge that the T***p administration probably has done more to destroy American Democracy that any force in history, and that includes the bad guys in World War II. But at times the relationship between T***p and his detractors is something straight out of PeeWee’s Big Adventure: “I know you are but what am I?”

We have all witnessed the attempts at belittling and damaging character that T***p regularly spouts: Liddle or Crooked or Sleepy or Fake. I have always taken these childish epithets to be a sign of the weakness of the T***p position. If you have no good argument and are severely limited in your skills of persuasion, then call your opponent a name and make it sound like you are the superior party when it’s obvious to any critically thinking observers that you are a loser.

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Lucky?

imagesAugust: Still hiding out in my old-man rooms waving to the grandkids when they’re cavorting in the backyard and having my lonely plates of dinner delivered at arms length with the three day old but adequately fumigated mail.

I’m reading a lot but I’m also gorging on cable television series. Currently finishing five years of The Wire which my daughter considered as hard evidence that I was hopelessly behind the times. I didn’t tell her I just watched Mr. Lucky (oh, that Andamo).

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