Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley


In the last few days, I finished another non-fiction book by Simon Winchester called Krakatoa: "The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883. Odd that I was reading this treatise on Indonesia and VOLCANOES with what's been going on in the world, lately. Anyway, this is a very engrossing read, and it points out that Krakatoa was the first time in history that hinted to the world as a whole that the world was a whole entity and that things that happen on the opposite side of the planet can have implications locally. Very recommended!

Contrariwise, I couldn't deal with Twin Tracks: The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World by James Burke what with its running two different tracks on facing pages. I guess I'm just an old fuddy-duddy.

Then, there's the comic books.

First was Gravel #18 - I found that it explained some of the loose ends left from before a little better, and it sets up the action for what'll probably be the next few issues. Fairly good.

Then, Battlefields #5 - still dealing with the tank on tank combat/jousting between a Tiger and a Firefly. Indeed.

Next, The Guild #2 with a surprising amount of character development, even if it IS heavy-handed. I understand that this is supposed to be a 3-part series, so it'll finish soon.

Finally, I don't quite know why I picked this one up, but it's DV8: Gods and Monsters #1 of 8; apparently a follow-on from a series I never saw. So, I'm not introduced to the characters who appear to have a history. I'm lost.

Last night, we hosted the Shabbat services at our home, and I led. I did fine, forestcats and the other folk put together a delicious meal to follow, and it was very pleasant. Unfortunately, my wife was somewhat ill, and that limited the enjoyment of the evening. She's feeling better, this morning.

And last, but not least, Dungeonmaster tomorrow, in Hollywood. Be there!

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