I desire only to know the truth, and to live as well as I can--Socrates
hmm i share a birthday with Robert Heinlein and David Eddings. And Jorja Fox, Yule Brenner and Ringo Starr. And Michelle Kwan. And Satchel Paige. And Pierre Cardin. And the dude who played Lurch on the Addams Family show.
I am a little shocked that we've gotten to "end of the year post" time already. I know everybody says this but this year really has passed quickly it seems, at least the fall has.
As always, these are things that were new to ME this year, not necessarily published or released this year. And not just 10 of things!
Books: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan BradleyThree Parts Dead by Max GladstoneThe Death of Bees by Lisa O'DonnellFive Days at Memorial by Sheri FinkMy Real Children by Jo WaltonLife After Life by Kate AtkinsonThe Lucifer Box series by Mark GatissThe Silkworm by Robert GalbraithPale Fire by Vladimir NabokovHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki MurakamiKindred by Octavia ButlerThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellNight Film by Marissa PessiFever Pitch by Nick Hornby Graphic Novels: March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate PowellSaga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona StaplesSex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick by Mat…
I just have a couple things i want to mention! I went to The Tempest last Friday night with the atheist Meetup group I'm in. Produced by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, The Tempest was great. It was a pretty stripped down performance, not lots of props. the costumes are pretty and Ariel flies about the stage. A 6, I highly recommend it. The play will be finishing out this weekend, Thurs-Sun.
Lightning 100 and Team Green are having a silent auction on Tuesday night to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. It is at the Team Green Mixer at the Hard Rock Cafe from 6-8.
Oh, and Go Saints! anybody have an extra 4 grand? we could go to the Superbowl together! I'll even drive!
I am posting a couple of things that were saved in my drafts....
I also discovered podcasts which have cut into my listening at work.
Books: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesEvicted by Matthew DesmondThe Gene by Siddartha MukherjeeThe Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Movies and TV: Stranger Things was stupendousCaptain America: Civil WarWestworld (the show)Game of ThronesDeadpool
Life: Going on vacation to Florida and introducing Eleanor to the beachB and I had a joint 40th birthday party which was lots of funspeaking of birthdays, Eleanor had a great 1st birthday party tooSeeing Stephen King speak in person