Winter Waning Moon of Long Nights -18
Since it is -18 now, at 11:15 p.m. it will get cold by morning. Don’t know whether it will reach -25 as it did this a.m., but it would not surprise me.
Kate has been reading and reading and reading. Ever since we got her a Kindle for her birthday back in August, she’s used it a lot. Over the last few days she’s gone on a real tear.
I’ve been reading a good bit, too. Current book, The Glass Devil, by Helen Tursten, a Swedish mystery writer. Almost done. A bleak book in many ways. Put alongside the Girl Who Played With Fire and the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, however, it paints a consistent picture of Sweden. Clean, minimalist, family oriented with a certain sexual candor. Educated, but somewhat insular. (peninsular?) Also heir to all the vices that plague us all: sex, drugs, violence, gangs, family dysfunction.
Well, ok. I’m also reading Descarte’s Bones, a great read from Mark Odegard. A Short History of Daoism. Those are my main efforts right now.