As noted, this is my last day of posting until next Monday. (Yes, I'll be posting on Labor Day. That's so all you
But, if you all really need some added incentive, here are some links to some fascinating stuff from the archives, selected from roughly a year ago to the time when we left Syracuse. (Fascinating to me, anyway. At any given moment, I feel one of only two emotions toward my own writing: loving fascination, and outright horror.) There are the Notable Dispatches over in the sidebar, and for random browsing, many of the Images of the Week are still functional (i.e., not suffering from link-rot).
(It occurs to me that I should look into the archives of some of the more recent bloggers I've discovered. There tends to be a lot of good stuff, languishing on some server at Pyro or Hosting Matters or wherever, only memorialized as a list of date-ranges in someone's sidebar. So, if you find someone you like, look through their archives! And I'll do the same.)
Writing and Procrastination
It's All In The Details, part one
How I Remember 9-11-01 (Written on 9-11-02. I actually like everything I posted on that day; I chose everything for thematic effect.)
My Essential Reference Library
Syracuse: The Experiment Begins (My God, how distant that day now seems, and it's not even a year later.)
Writing: When It Sucks
Review: Alan Jay Lerner's The Street Where I Live (This book has the single greatest first sentence I have ever encountered, and that includes A Tale of Two Cities.)
It's All In The Details, part two (I should get back to doing these, especially since I'm watching a lot more movies these days.)
Where the Hell I Get My Ideas
War Thoughts from Way Back When
A Proposal for Addressing the Shortage of Military Buglers
Fantasy: the Genre of Champions
French Impressionism in Music, Reconsidered
Thoughts on The Grapes of Wrath
Russian Romantic Composers: Part One, Part Two
My Fair Lady: An Appreciation
The Kennedy Center Honors: Who's next?
Movies With Great Last Lines
Pauline Kael and the Critical Quest for "Objectivity"
Big Chain Bookstores Kick Ass
Review: The Two Towers
Roll On, Columbia.
Post-Super Bowl Thoughts and NFL-2002 Redux
More on Columbia
Weirdest Job Interview Ever!
Events I Recall With Startling Clarity
Great Romantic Scenes from the Movies
How Dare SDB Hate Attack of the Clones, part one and part two. (BTW, I should retract my speculation about SDB's approach to fiction and movies and such. Clearly I was wrong there. But on nothing else. Harumph.)
Why Do the Bad Guys Get All the Great Lines?
Digital Distribution of Art
Theme Restaurants Kick Ass, Too
Recipe: Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)
Listening to Music: A Lost Art
Attack of the Presidents: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. (This series of posts, about a couple of comedic aliens who thought that the fictional US Presidents they saw on Earth TV and movie broadcasts were actual heads of state on our planet, was never completed because I couldn't figure out how to incorporate President David Palmer of 24 into it correctly, and it kind of fell by the wayside.)
My Favorite Things, as of this past April.
That's probably enough for now. I'll come up with another such list next time I take a break. Aside from that, have a fine Labor Day Weekend, everyone. Drive safely, drink responsibly, and never go up against a Sicilian when Death is on the line!