Today’s edition comes with a bonus story: this evening while riding the muni back from the gym I sat down next to a gentleman rolling an enormous doobie. Despite the absurdity of the moment I admired his chutzpah; his female companion, however, seemed wholly disinterested. I began to doubt his resolve when he kept fiddling with his paper and refused to seal it – maybe he just needed to keep his fingers busy? – but I think he’d commenced licking when I got off.
Spotted today (only on the ride home):
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Second Innocence: Rediscovering Joy and Wonder: A Guide to Renewal in Work, Relationships, and Daily Life by John Izzo, Ph.D.
All I can say is: God bless these “Spare the Air” days. This is actually yesterday’s crop, since this morning I was too engrossed with Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone (due today at the library!) to do much surveying.
Mags: SmartMoney, The New Yorker, Newsweek
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J.K. Rowling