Saturday, February 02, 2002


Rageboy's reference to Nash led me to a list of Nobel prize winners — I liked the literature winners in particular, what a great reading list — which linked me to a bio of Joseph Brodsky (another former teacher who, thank god, forced us whiny students to learn many poems by heart and recite them when the spirit moved him) and his great speech at the Library of Congress about why we all need to read more poetry — which linked me to a Robert Frost bio, which reminded me of Birches, the perfect place to stop on a snowy evening that's more icy than snowy.