I’ve been neglecting my blog lately for a few reasons:
Probably #4 is the reason for this post. Right now I’m consuming a lot of stuff. It’s all enjoyable and I have no idea what purpose any of it might serve. So I decided to toss out a quick list every so often on a Monday of what I’m dipping into, in case you might also be interested.
Bamboo Among The Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans / Mai Neng Moua, editor – a look into a culture that’s been a part of Minnesota for the last 4 decades, as well as writing on living as a first-generation immigrant, which are both areas of personal interest for me
“Putin’s Dragon” by Joshua Yaffa, in The New Yorker – I dunno, I’m just interested in Russia and former Soviet republics for some reason
The Expanse on SyFy: Whoa. This is really absorbing, in a Star Trek: TNG + Battlestar Galactica way. Plus, Chad Coleman!
The 100 on Netflix: Whoa. This is not very good in terms of craft and world-building. But I’m gonna power through in a this-is-fun-why-the-hell-not-join-in-the-commentary way.
– still thinking about The Narcotic Farm of Lexington, Kentucky and what it would have been like to grow up around there; the argot of heroin addicts in the 50’s and 60’s as written in The Fantastic Lodge
– the concept of community, and how its denotation differs from generally accepted connotations; looking for sociological books on the topic of community and how we define it
If you feel like it, let me know what you’re reading/watching/listening to/wondering about, too. I’m always up for knowing about what’s good in your world…