Monthly Archives: June 2010

Things Fall Apart

There are some days where the world seems to be falling apart. And then there are books in which the world is actually falling apart. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut is a book of the latter category. The 4o so pages I’m into it and the character, Eliot Rosewater, is grasping in […]

Proustian Thoughts for June

I’ve never been much of a basketball fan, but tonight I was watched the last game of NBA play-offs between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers. For all of my lack of interest, it was a fairly taut game, points ricocheting every direction, every moment too hard to tell who would actually win the […]

Choose Your Landscape (Imaginary or Otherwise)

The one good thing of my car being in the shop is that I have to take the train to work, which means I have two hours of uninterrupted reading time, not counting running through Union Station or the people who populate the train. However, I still stand fast on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) […]

The International Book Club

I told myself I would never go back to Cairo. It was miserable – the dust, the heat, the pollution, the poverty. But what was the worst was looking at the remnants of greatness tucked away whenever you weren’t expecting it and wondering what had happened. Walking around, I often felt an overwhelming sadness. Before […]