2 Shots and 28 Days of Reading

Being old and severely challenged, health-wise, I was driven down to what appeared to be a massive tailgate party near the hospital where the minions of mercy, masked and otherwise wrapped in sterile blue jump suits, gave me my first shot of Covid-19 vaccine. Next week I’ll go for the second shot and then I’ll take a chance on making an appointment with my regular doctor: the first in a year. Oh, I’m probably in better shape than I was before this pandemic but I rely on several medications for my heart, diabetes, and blood pressure, and the professionals will not renew my prescriptions without seeing me first.

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Last Chance To Remember 2020

As the shit-show wound down I continued reading and even had time to suggest a few titles that intrigued me.

I noticed that despite suggesting about 30 new titles each month I tend to read only about twenty percent in the short term. Although, who knows what I might discover if I went back to 2011 or whenever I started making daily recommendations? But let’s not forget that my selections are for titles I hear or read about, not necessarily titles I have access to. Let’s face it, books cost money and I often have to make the difficult choice between a new book (digital) and calling Door Dash to get my sashimi delivered fresh.

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Library Memories

When I was a young man, the school I went to had a library .. not a media center. Actually, I like the name “media center;” “library” contains that ancient term “liber” which at least etymologically suggests books and is not expansive enough for all the modern media that can nowadays be found in libraries.

Twenty-five years ago my favorite public library was in an adjacent county but was well worth the annual fee I had to cover just to enjoy its advanced and diverse collections.

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