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Friday, January 3rd, 2003 · 2 Comments

Jen and I just returned from 10 long days in New York. It feels really good to be home. Being away for a while really makes one appreciate what one might otherwise take for granted: The soft, clean carpet on my feet, the fresh, clean air, our own place…

This is the first posting in my new books category. Why? Well, a few reasons. First, that was a category that was blatantly lacking here in my blog. I have just about every other possible category covered that reflects anything I might write about, but a books category was a gaping hole. Secondly, I’m embarrassed to admit that up until the past week, I hadn’t really done that much reading lately. My reading habits in recent years have shown that I tend to read a lot when traveling or commuting by BART. Since I haven’t ridden BART on a regular basis since 1999 or so, that leaves me with traveling.

And my final reason for this being the first post in the new books category: I not only finished reading Fast Food Nation over vacation, but I’m most of the way through Michael Moore‘s Stupid White Men, an eye-opening, disturbing, sometimes funny look at the real America — the one controlled by government and big business that the media won’t let you see — which will make you fume with anger. The truth is hard.

But the point of this post is just to open up the new books category (think I’ve linked to it enough already in this post?) — not to get into too much detail just yet (at nearly 1:30am after having just flown across the country) about what I think about these books. I have lots of thoughts about both these books (and books in general) that I will eventually write about in this new category (ha ha! one more link to it! it must be getting late).

In fact, these books, along with Jen’s ever-present passion about important issues facing the world today, have inspired me to create what will soon be a new section of my Web site: politics. My politics and how I feel about certain issues in the world and in this country. But that’s a new project for a new day.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blaine Hilton // Jan 3, 2003 at 1:33 am

    Well I think books are good, just never enough time for as many as I would like….

  • 2 Dave Reed // Jan 4, 2003 at 10:44 pm

    Books are those weird box-like things that they used to assign us in school, right? :-)
    I really should read more than I do. The books I have end up being more of a collection than things to read. Too much going on.