Wednesday, May 5, 2010

An Imperfect Novel...

...but only because it's a delightful collection of short stories. I'm reading Tom Rachman's first novel The Imperfectionists, after reading a glowing review in the Sunday NYTimes Book Review. As I finished the devastating chapter "U.S. General Optimistic on War", it struck me that this book is much like two of my other favorite collections of linked short stories: Tillie Olson's Tell Me a Riddle and Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place.

I'm enjoying this so much that I'll probably polish it off (very late...) this evening - the curse of a good book.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Day 2010

My Morris team danced out on May Day, along with Clownfish Rapper and Commonwealth Morris. We started in Davis Square, a few blocks from my home, then danced for the Revels May Day celebration, Verrill Farm in Concord, and finally concluded the day with a feast at Tom's home in Sudbury. A fine time was had by all.

Sean Smith caught this nice moment of Dan and me in mid-leap. Thanks, Sean!