Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Put it out

I'm rethinking my use of semi anonymous blogging. I may want to use this space as a fbook alternative with my name and all. I've hidden past posts and may lock this space depending. The future is such an interesting place to live.

Finished Slow Horses by Herron this morning and recommend it if you're in the market for a spy novel. A blurb says it's like Le Carre but funny! but I don't think that's quite it. I think it balances adventure, some humor and some humanity to make a satisfying read. Also hate to backhand Le Carre like that. His strength is tension and action in a melancholy mood but his language is excellent and there is plenty of wry to be enjoyed.

Balm of old friends. What a ball of laughter and delight. These are people who I am rooting for in all of their experiences. 

 A friend took me to the SF Art Institute on my Easter trip. The building is on a hill above North Beach. They have a rooftop patio with views of the city I had never seen before. There was also the Diego Rivera mural and a student art show that had some very porny elements. The curator talk we attended was the least interesting bit for me.


That's Why We Love Germany tumblr. I'm learning so much. Did you know about the burning wheel pagan tradition? An Easter ish tradition. Get a big wooden wheel at the top of a hill at night, fill it with hay, set it alight, roll it down the hill. If it reaches the bottom without falling over -- good fortune / good harvest for the year!


Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of giving up fbook, too. But I'll miss all your old posts (and do already!) Are you thinking of having it be similar themes--books, fun internet things, musings on life and family, recipes? Or changing it up more?

It was so great to see you too--like being with family that you love madly without all that baggage!
The Danish

Nimble said...

Big squish hugs. You are the best. Not sure about future blogging. I may republish the old posts in this one and lock it, you will be one of the allowed readers of course. Start a new one for sharing stuff more generally? Still mulling.