15 February 2010

What Must be Read

This has been a week of reading what must be read. Not that there isn't some pleasure to be had in technical reading. But the very fact that it carries a sense of obligation does take away some of the shine. To balance things out, I watched old Bugs Bunny cartoons this afternoon(still funny after all these years, at least for those of us of a certain age).

The reading in question is a quest to choose a new thesis topic. I may go down in history as one of the very few who have had to write two theses. Judge me, dear reader, but I trust it is because I am a good writer but a bad salesman. The area of study is Art History, preferably something regarding the Northern Renaissance. Art fans out there - I am open to suggestions!

We are experiencing heaps of snow here in the Ohio Valley. If you are from Washington, D.C. and other places, I'm sure you probably will not spare any grief over our 12 inches or so. Indeed, I am seeing this as a blessing - it's just inconvenient enough to go out that I am making myself productive inside instead. I had to laugh about the sign I saw on the local news that someone had posted in their front yard, "Thank God for global warming. This could be worse!" And for many of you it is. I hope that you can all, wherever you are reading this, be warm inside with a good book.

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