Now reading The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee:

“We are here for the same reason everyone else is. We have been given a chance to live and we have accepted that chance. It is a great thing, to live. It is the greatest thing of all.”

We watched Hereditary and damned if it wasn’t the best new horror I’ve seen in ages, probably since The VVitch. Really well done, and best seen without first knowing anything about it. Best seen cold.

More movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Fun revisiting flicks I haven’t seen for years, and the boys enjoyed them too. “Freddy, what I am saying is, know your limitations. You are a moron.”

My current obsession: playing with this website where you can take “a real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon”. So good.

In the spirit of @miraz’s nice bird pics today here’s a kakaruwai, or South Island robin. Lewis Pass, Jun 2016 #flyday

Further to the last, a few memoirs I’ve liked:

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

I hurt my left shoulder rotator cuff. Apparently it can happen from falling off bikes and also from being fifty. The exercises are helping.

Finally saw Galveston. It was pretty good and I just like Ben Foster more and more. Fun fact: the director is Melanie Laurent, who played Shosanna in Inglourious Basterds.

A death sentence is “the last sentence you read before decisively, or agonizingly gradually, abandoning a book.”