Wednesday, June 10, 2009
One Reader Writes

"SteelyDanodyne is bursting at the seams lately with all things SD. Your hipster readership must be in the negative double digits at this point."

Maybe it's a sign of how far my life has recently fallen. Or maybe it's just that it's early June, heat, windy light, the works, and transcribing set lists, fantasy set lists, and longed-for Pacific Northwest dates beats describing, in intricate detail, how I lay in bed for 24 hours with a vicious summer flu, coughing up grey phlegm while Louis the one-eyed tabby restlessly trompled over my face and chest, inviting me to leap up and "play."

Also in the last week or two, while not relentlessly alienating strangers or going climbing -- more accurately "logging road walking" -- I read:

Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter
Janet Lowe, Damn Right! Behind the Scenes With Berkshire Billionaire Charlie Munger
Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Joseph O'Neill, Netherland
Nicholas Lemann, The Big Test (especially the half-dozen pages devoted to Mr. Munger)

The Crawford book is particularly good, especially -- viz. Mr. Munger and his heroes Mr. Franklin and Mr. Crusoe -- in its discussion of intellectual judgment vis-a-vis the philosophical ideal of self-reliance. I highly recommend it to anyone I'm in even semi-regular correspondence with.

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