Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Literary Skiers 8
I read the Magic Mountain way before I learned to ski, and I had forgotten about this passage. It needs re-reading. Read Hemon's poignant memoir too.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Fine Line……….: I was in Reno for dinner last night and it was a white out blizzard with several inches on the ground. The heavy snow band set up on the North side of Truckee into Reno and stalled there all night. Places around Reno received a foot of snow overnight. The band was forecasted to shift slightly South and bring us at least 6 inches overnight on the North end of the lake, but it has barely made it South if I-80. [...] torm still on track Wednesday to bring moderate amounts of snow in the 6-12 inch range. Stronger storm for Saturday approaches the coast.
Tahoe skiers are all anxiously wondering, is this season going to fade like the last one, or is it going to bounce back with another two months of freshies? Gnawing doubt...
- From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll
- 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Newspapers are boring
I stopped subscribing to the NYT when I moved to CA over two years ago. Today, flying SFO->PHL, I bought a copy at the airport newsstand, just to recall the experience. I spent some 90 minutes on it during the flight, but I didn't enjoy it. The experience was the same that made me give up the NYT in print: slow, too much nondescript conventional wisdom, a structure that lacks vitality and the ability to make important information stick. In contrast, the book I am reading, From Eternity to Here, is full of interesting stuff, both main points and asides. The problems with newspapers are attributed to technology changes, but the real cause seems to me that they no longer meet the needs of the day, the form is stale for a culture where so much is happening so fast with all sorts of overt and implied connections.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Too much backcountry fun
|From Backcountry Tahoe with Johannes|
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Linked to Buzz
Buzz is out, and I linked this blog to my Buzz profile so that anything I post here generates a buzz from me. I better get posting again ...