Saturday, June 3, 2023
A Motivational Speech
I seem to have worked out my logging-in issues, thanks to some of your comments. I deleted cookies for the affected sites and that seemed to work. I didn't have to log in to Blogger this morning, so it looks like my computer once again remembers my identity. Whew!
I'm feeling very done with this school year -- very depleted. And we still have two weeks to go! We get out later than many American schools. Next week I have to focus in earnest on getting all the overdue stuff back, or extending it over the summer if that's what people want. There are also a lot of end-of-year events and parties to attend, and it's all rather head-spinning. Dave's end-of-year band concert is tomorrow, for example.
I'm a little dismayed because I've had Barbara Kingsolver's book "Demon Copperhead" on hold for ages, and I had finally gotten hold of it when a parent who's immediately after me in the hold queue came in asking about it. I confessed that I had it, but truth be told I have too much to read this summer anyway -- so I gave it to her. I'll just wait until fall for that one.
Barbara Kingsolver never writes a bad book, you know? I've read almost everything she's written and I've never been disappointed.
Anyway, instead of Kingsolver I'll finally be reading Jonathan Franzen's huge "Crossroads" tome, as well as Michiko Kakutani's book on the death of truth and one of our school library's controversial novels, "Me, Earl and the Dying Girl." But first I need to focus more on "The Magic Kingdom," which I have let languish this past week. I've been slacking on my blog-reading, too, and I need to get some exercise! Focus, Reed, focus!
(Photos: John is watching, and so is Nicolas Cage, apparently.)