Every once in awhile, I just start over. This is my new blog. I have made the old one disappear because I don’t like it. You can probably go to the Wayback Machine if you really wanted to spend the effort and look some old posts up, but I hope you won’t. I want a brand new beginning.
I’ve been reading a lot of literary short stories. I’m particularly enjoying The Dark and other Love Stories by Deborah Willis. The title story stands out as hypnotizing prose on childhood and friendship that all comes together at the end. I didn’t know what to make of Girlfriend on Mars at first, but it adds up to a whimsical but also serious look into the relationship of two stoners going past the initial stereotypes into what really makes them tick.
On the nonfiction side I’ve almost finished The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. A lot of good points about living in the present and well written, although I think it’s a little exaggerated. Most people live in the present sometimes and sometimes don’t. When they don’t, the sky doesn’t fall down.