Harlan Ellison was a powerful, virtuosic writer with razor sharp clarity and wit. As an adolescent, I couldn’t help but find that attractive. At some point his books stopped speaking to me in the same way, but I never forgot how they affected me. RIP, Harlan, and thanks.
?Theory of Bastards, by Audrey Schulman. ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
A book that’s hard to explain. Part love story, part science explainer, part character study, with a pinch of sci-if thrown in. So well written; a book that has stayed with me well after the last page.
Had a lovely walk tonight around the small lake near our house. Saw lots of ducks, robins, squirrels, and other wildlife. Chatted with the neighbors. Love Seattle in the summertime.
A large fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland overnight Friday, officials said Saturday morning, causing extensive damage to a building considered the jewel in the city’s architectural crown.
It was the second time in four years that a blaze has hit the world-famous building, which was under restoration and was set to reopen after a fire badly damaged it in May 2014.
This is absolutely gut-wrenching. The Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece. I’ve been closely following the restoration process since the fire four years ago; they were on the verge of re-opening during the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. To lose so much of this iconic building at this point is heartbreaking. I can only hope the school can be rebuilt yet again.
That feeling when you’re absolutely certain that the modem died because you power cycled it and it was completely dead and you spent 24 hours without Internet and then the tech shows up and it turns out the modem was unplugged at the wall and you never checked that. Good times.
Anthony Bourdain, chef, memoirist, and TV host, is dead at 61 years old
Well, this is very sad news to wake up to. Bourdain’s shows were always entertaining, thoughtful, and inspiring. We need more voices like his.
Well, it was a hell of a game, but congratulations to the Washington Capitals. I was really pulling for Vegas, but the Caps dominated four top-notch teams to win the Stanley Cup. Their forechecking, physical play, and disciplined defense was truly impressive. And Ovi’s passion seemed to lift his entire team to another level.
It still stings not to see the Bolts come out on top, but at least they got bested by the ultimate champs. You gotta respect the Caps’ talent and work ethic throughout the playoffs. There’s no doubt they earned their first place finish this year.
But just wait till next year… ?
It was the first day of work on my staycation project. Lots of rip cuts and cross cuts today. Tomorrow, it’s detailing and probably a lot of priming. And learning how to use the new router. It’s nice to do something that doesn’t involve sitting at a computer.