A tentative date has been set for the 67-mile round trip along Kal-Haven cycling trail: the end of September. This is more of a commitment to finish the trail this year as the goal of the inaugural season of the Nash Mercato hybrid (Amazon, $375) than anything else. Therefore the idea is to ride all day and say I did it.
Richardson’s Pamela is being prepared for Monday’s reading log. Tomorrow’s reading will include EM Forster’s Room with a View.
Please note that the two gentlemen pictured above are honorary American Journal correspondents for this weekend. Check them out on Facebook.
Denver Post reports on James Holmes’ Iowa admissions essay and includes excerpts here. Holmes expressed such eloquent aspirations as
“I have always been fascinated by the complexities of a long lost thought seemingly arising out of nowhere into a stream of awareness.”
“I have an unquenchable curiosity, a strong desire to know and explore the unknown, and a need to persist against the odds.”
You and me against the world, buddy. *
Honestly, most of this stuff is filler, but I felt like posting tonight even if it was bullshit. I’m laying off politics, sports and television but the internet stuff is over on the next tab. It’s all the same. I complain and three months later something gets done about it. So now, we’ll see what happens.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Holmes went bonkos from getting dissed @ Iowa. He would have fucked up Des Moines or someplace this summer when Batman came out, that is, if he were fucked up when he was an undergrad, and was planning it all along. But Colorado and the West in general must be used to that stuff (“different world” concept- I’m from the Midwest myself, but I never tell anyone that- No sleep till Brooklyn, etc. is what I always say). I mean, Coloradoans must have a masochistic streak… look at Mork’n’Mindy for Christ’s sake. They had that weird football coach who was a Christian. And of course there was the Columbine massacre. There are probably other things. So they took Holmes, flaws and all… Bless you, Colorado. You saved us all a lot of grief.
This is a pivotal time to get the MS together for black book. There will be more updates as the work progresses and the site begins to incorporate this material. The project is requiring a lot of focus, so the site should be down to the MS and the reading log at this point, down to two or three posts a week instead of four or five. It’s fall now, it’s time to get serious, everybody knows the drill. I write, you read, we share. It’s beautiful.
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