Saturday, May 18, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Yesterday afternoon my middle daughter emailed that she'd been to Three Lives, my favorite bookstore that she told me about years ago when she lived near it, and that she bought Sally Rooney's novel Normal People. She said she liked her earlier book. Last evening I was at my oldest daughter's. At some point when for a minute I wasn't watching NBA stuff with my grandson I asked her what she was reading. She said she'd bought Sally Rooney's novel Normal People. She said she liked her earlier book.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
New York is more than just a local city magazine. Like the Times and The New Yorker it offers the sharpest look at things. The kids who go to the city's schools should when they're in high school be able to read about whatever interests them in these publications as easily as we can. Why not teach every school kid to read well.
Monday, May 13, 2019
'Our freedom to say or write whatever we please in this country is holy to me. It is a rare privilege not only on this planet, but throughout the universe, I suspect. And it is not something somebody gave us. It is a thing we give to ourselves.
'Meditation is holy to me, for I believe that all the secrets of existence and nonexistence are somewhere in our heads--or in other people's heads.
'And I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found.
'By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well.
'This to me is a miracle.'
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,