March 16th, 2002


burn baby burn

There is something truly cathartic about burning things for me. I think I'm lucky in having a reasonably placid childhood, with parents who cared for me, albeit loudly or distantly. Otherwise I'd probably be at least a part-time arsonist, maybe in jail.

Heh. I just realized it's another border thing - construction and destruction both. You are making the fire, keeping it going steadily, tending it; at the same time you are consuming the fuel, destroying the wood or paper or what-have-you.

I don't have a shredder, but I do have a fireplace. So as part of this move, instead of hauling boxes full of old papers around, I'm doing a little destruction.

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Snow again!

It just started to snow, and it's even sticking a bit. After last week, I didn't want to believe the forecast. I opened the curtains for Xiombarg and turned around and came back to the computer, and in that minute or so it had started.

The flake size is shifting so rapidly it's hard to say how long it will stay snow, if it does.
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Just what I need...

another book! Yes, I was seduced by The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley, so I bought a copy, even though I was NOT going to buy any more books until after I got moved.

Why did it seduce me? He gives the first lay explanation of evolution I have read in a long time that didn't make me want to throw the book across the room in frustration. If it holds up, I plan to force all my friends to read it. You Have Been Warned.

Just what was I doing in a bookstore if I didn't intend to buy books? Well, trying to find a copy of Pox Americana for the reading group next weekend. Maybe I'll show up anyway without having read it, like I used to do in lit class...
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