Shh. I am in the process of sneaking away for the weekend to engage in a variety of self-indulgent pursuits when not engaged in strictly serious committee meetings. To distract you whilst I eye the possible exits
- As the result of an opera-related e-mail exchange, the redoubtable, knowledgeable and highly-opinionated A C DOUGLAS has very kindly added this Fool to the very selective sidebar list of culture weblogs at his Sounds & Fury. My interests are frequently more frivolous than those of ACD, so this is indeed a pleasant surprise. Details of my e-mailed comments -- involving Wagner, director Robert Wilson and a small slap at Puccini -- are in ACD's post, here.
- David Giacalone takes time away from law, ethics, haiku and other pursuits to take a whack at the Hot Topic of the day with an Open Letter to Gas-Whiners. In a Very Long Post, David reduces those who are permitted to complain about high gasoline prices to a Very Short List. Are you on it?
- At Crooked Timber, Henry Farrell is once again touting the virtues of John Crowley's novel, Little, Big. Largely because of the enthusiasms expressed for it in various posts at that site, I tracked it down and read it myself at the end of last year. (I even quoted it in a Christmas-seasonal post.) It is a wonderment and then some. The book is actually in print at the moment, which is not always the case. Read it and be astounded.