Friday, November 16, 2007


OK sisters and wife. Next topic.

I want you to tell me what music, not perfomed by U2, has impacted you the most.

I think that I'm going to need a little bit of time to think about this one. I'll wait for your answers and post my own in the comments within the next couple of days.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Books and Books.

I've read a lot of books in the last two and a half months. I'd be interested in knowing what people's favorite books are and why.

Some of my favorites from the recent batch of books have been: Jane Eyre, In Cold Blood and The Grapes of wrath.

I loved Jane Eyre because it turned my idea of the victorian novel on it's head. This book is pretty dark. The story starts with a pretty horrific scene of abuse (although not nearly as graphic or degrading as you might see today) and picks up from there. Certainly not the comedy of manners that I was expecting.

In Cold Blood was another book that I enjoyed because of its dark qualities. The way that Capote makes you feel sympathy toward a psychotic gives the book a feel of menace and of tragedy.

I first read The Grapes of Wrath when I was 17 years old. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this book the first time around. Steinbeck has a way of writing characters that really resonate. I think the man just knew people, and he found nobility in even the poorest and most pathetic of them. Even in his more comic novels like Cannery Row you see this.

Not only do I want a discussion, I want some ideas of what I might read when I'm not in school and have some time for recreational reading. Please leave Comments.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The saddest thing in the world.

What is the saddest thing in the world?

Please respond in the comments section.

"Hell" as in "lots of"

I don't mean to imply that reading my blog is hell. I mean "hell of" as in "hella". I'm trying to connect to the younger demographic. You know? Make millions of dollars pandering to people who don't really have a clear picture of who they are yet. It's the way we do it.

So welcome to my blog folks. It will mostly be about whatever is on my mind when I'm writing. I'll probably write a little about what I've been reading lately, and I welcome comments. Especially comments that involve big words. they make me feel important. So happy posting.