--Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Akademische Ausgabe
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Is it the book
Or is it me?
Is it the quadrant
Of the moon?
Is it the barometric
Or the song
Of the loon?
Is it the constel-
lations in the sky?
Is it the author?
Manhattan, January 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't!"
--William Shakespeare (1564-1616), The Tempest
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Just another random mental image from the subway...
Coming home on the subway, I was sitting across from a guy who could have passed for Paul McCartney. Seriously. The only thing that made me realize that it wasn't the ex-Beatle, was that I was on the subway, and he was headed to Bay Ridge.
He was reading Carl Hiassen's Nature Girl.
That just struck me as a heck of a memento from what must have been a very memorable retreat.
"There is no I in Team"
OELL Staff Retreat
September 10-11, 2001
"A very whimsical piece based on the notion, I had read about the windiest
town on earth, it's in the Shetland Islands and cats blow by, so I wrote my
flying cat story called 'Swept Away' ".
The story won the O.Henry Award in 2003 (an award he has been honored with five times, and counting...).
Of course, I can't find this on the web to share with everyone.
You'll have to buy the book!
What a day Monday was! Woke up and, on the way to work, saw another classic cover from the New York Post:
Then, at lunch, met Hooter, an English Mastiff, outside the Garden:
What a face!
I always love working where I work this time of year, as we get to see a whole slew of amazing show dogs.
Of course, some people don't love the Westminster Dog Show. The Peta protesters were out with their latest shock-and-appall campaign:
What the hell are they doing? Offending most passers-by. Then again, they got me to blog about it, didn't they? Check out the article in USA Today here. The article features this photo:
I reprinted it here just to show the readers that, in the background is a big neon sign for Madison Square Garden, right behind that is a building. That's where I work.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Over the weekend, I picked up one of Boyle's short story collections, Tooth and Claw.
I read the first story in this book this morning on the way to work.
"When I Woke Up This Morning, Everything I Had Was Gone" is classic Boyle, who excels not only at the novel, but is equally adept, if not more so, at the short story.
Check out the story here.