Big plans for The Holiday Which Can Not Be Named: Have purchased tickets to visit the Old Country with Andrea.
We will jet away on December 15 and return on January 3, which will give us almost three weeks to gorge on Swedish Christmas food, spend time with my nephew whom I’ve never met, visit with my grandparents, and—if the Weather Gods permit—do lots of playing in the snow.
Unfortunately my wife will not be able to accompany us, which is sub-optimal but unavoidable this year. We’ll try to make up for it with plenty of video conferencing.
Remember: Cool people celebrate Christmas on the 24th.
Posted Friday, 16 September, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.