Monday, August 23, 2004


Cynthie and I went to the Bouckville antique show this weekend. The antiques were entirely overshadowed by the mud! It was nearly impossible to look at anything 'cause you had to be so careful to watch where you were walking. After buying nothing at the huge show site, we stopped at a small shop where I bought a nice oval picture frame and a flea market spot where Cyn bought a white oval dish. Hmm... Was oval the theme?

Yesterday was a nice day. Wait... I think it didn't rain at all yesterday! The rain gauge says 3 inches for last week. The brook looks great. It would be nice if it always had this much water. But not at the cost of everyday rain. The forecast says sun for 4 days. Now I'll have to put watering the plants on my to do list -- something I think I've done only once this season.

Last week I was looking at the reading list in the Britannica Great Books series. I have some catching up to do even on the seventh grade list. There are some authors I haven't even heard of. I think I'll try it.

So I read Plato's Apology and Crito last week. Socrates says the death penalty isn't much of a threat 'cause it isn't clear that death is a bad thing so “Be of good cheer about death, and know of a certainty, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.” While that's a nice thought, there are some things which may not be evil but certainly are pretty rotten.

I've also started the latest book for my book club: Bel Canto. I didn't expect to like it but I do. Still finishing Bill Bryson's Walk in the Woods. And trying to read enough of a book of 3 Utopian novels I bought years ago to decide whether or not it's worth keeping.

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