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.


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  1. Yay! Finally someone else who blogs about classical things! Nice to meet you. If you ever want someone to chat about Latin poetry with, I’m pretty fluent and well-read in that field. 🙂

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