Saturday, December 23, 2006

Quomodo sedet sola civitas...

...plena populo [etc etc]! Just finished Brideshead Revisited. Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum! I'm going to start giving out copies to my modernist friends [either this or Liberalism is a Sin]. Looks like I made a good choice when deciding between this and Marilynne Robinson's Gilead, because this was certainly the balm I needed. Next on the list: find a way to score Gilead, 'cause Iowans got to represent.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I've gotta get out of here.

And find my way again, I've lost my way again. The crystal lake, it only laughs, it knows you're just a modern man. It's shining like the chandelier, shining somewhere far away from here.

So I've fled Chicago for the week for the great state of Iowa. I've lost my way again and I am just a modern man.

What else has lost its way: it seems my latest paycheck lost its way to the bank? #@$@#.