It’s been a while…

I’ve been remiss. I’m nestled Smaug-like on a mountain of internet gems, but like so many bedside reading lists, it just sits there getting taller while I get distracted by work and blizzards and month-long holidays* and the whole country slipping into a nightmare parallel universe where it seems no-one has read Brave New World or Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Although at least two of these things do warrant significant attention, I’ve realised it’s also important to feed one’s brain with nourishing information and analysis not related to the coming apocalypse — at least every now and then.

So I’m going to focus on my forté — reading things about words then sharing those things with anyone who will listen — while keeping it mostly non-political (which is not the same as apolitical).

…Okay except for maybe this one thing.

A new Facebook event called “Bury the White House in Books on Valentine’s Day!” is urging opponents to send the president mountains of his least favorite form of entertainment.

 

*Go to Palm Springs in winter; you won’t regret it.

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