Wednesday, September 17, 2014
From the Archives
For this shawl and the one below, I added glass beads to the knit edges instead of fringe.
Summer House With Swimming Pool and enjoyed it. Have to admit it was kind of strange, but I like Koch's writing, his incisive take on life.
I also recently read for the first time Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine and Morningstar trilogies. Both quick reads, great fun, with wonderful mail art to boot.
Currently I'm reading Night Film by Marisha Pessl, an intriguing mystery.
I'm also reading two non-fiction Buddhist books ~ Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron, and The Authentic Life by Ezra Bayda.
I'm liking Pema's book better than anything else I've read from her since When Things Fall Apart (Heart Advice for Difficult Times), which is a terrific book. I've read most of Ezra's books as well. Pema Chodron is a Tibetan Buddhist; Ezra Bayda is a Zen Buddhist.
We're actually supposed to get some rain today and tomorrow, 40 to 50 percent chance. I'll believe it when I see it. But god knows we need rain in California ~ virtually the entire state is a tinderbox right now. Really scary stuff.