Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Rest And Recovery
Another year older and none the wiser, I write to let you all know that I'm going to start posting bits of a new story that's almost complete on Friday. My birthday was the bomb! Please forgive any tardiness on returning emails and so on -- I'm going to get caught up. Tomorrow I'm posting some pictures I took at a particularly gruesome anti-abortion rally protesting Obama's position on abortion at the NAACP conference downtown. Got the John Cheever biography and so far my favorite line, "Frederick Exley was aghast at how much John Cheever could drink." Frederick Exley, people. I saw Exley's grave in Watertown New York, where a woman at the library said, Are you kin to him? When I said No, just a fan, she said. You must be a fan of his work. There's a reason Plato kicked poets out of the Republic. Happy Cinco de Mayo!