Tuesday August 5, 2008 I dreamed about reading a Pamela Dean novel, one different from anything she’s written in the waking world. It was about a civil war, with emphasis on political matters.
***Attention, Ayn Rand! From the gutenbergupdate LiveJournal feed:
The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family by John Galt
***Read “Citadel,” by Algis Budrys (Astounding Science Fiction February 1955; online at gutenberg.org.) It’s about the workings of a libertarian (sort of) space empire, and Budrys managed to make this political system believable. The story has no other virtues.
***National Night Out party on 41st St. East, between Longfellow and Cedar. Sponsored by Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church, which shares its building with a Spanish-language Pentecostal church. (The Lutheran Brethren version of Lutheranism has more in common with Pentecostal denominations than do most Lutheran groups.)
One of the games for children was a version of the shell game. Three cups, one with a picture at the bottom. The kids I saw playing all lost; but each got a small candy bar as a consolation prize.
This blog post:
Organ-supplying clones – an idea that just won’t die
Had this ad:
Upgrade Your Church Organ To A New Allen Organ. Great Quality Sound.
Posted “If Only Al Gore Had Reached the White House” as a Dailykos diary: