Hi. I read a lot and sometimes take myself too seriously. Around the time I was thinking of starting this blog, I read “The Cloud Bookcase”, a poem of sorts that helped me to finally find a title I was happy with. I’m trying to explain, but just read the poem. It’s hilarious.
Keeping up with what I have read, or plan to, is coming to take up a considerable part of my time. I don’t like the feeling of having read something only to forget it all, so I do lots of summarizing and gathering of thoughts on paper and I hope blogging will be a good fit. Lately I’m reading quite a bit of history and I hope to eventually read all the major classical historians, but other things have a way of crowding in. The New York Review keeps pushing me in the direction of more modern historians. I read novels too, especially the kind I can easily tell myself are “not merely for fun”, but also science fiction. I like memorization, poetry of course, but also counties and other geographical subdivisions. I’ve memorized a good number of sonnets, and once I’ve got all the ones I want, I think I’ll start learning some Latin poetry. When I’m outdoors, I like birdwatching and things of that ilk, but I’m not sure if I’ll take to blogging about that.
That’s probably enough. Please comment on anything that strikes you.