Now reading Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee:

I am speaking of a situation in which I am probing for the truth, in which I have to exert pressure to find it. First I get lies, you see – this is what happens – first lies, then pressure, then more lies, then more pressure, then the break, then more pressure, then the truth. That is how you get the truth.

Had the urge to count how many days until I turn fifty – and it’s fifty. Well.

Got a couple of my photos printed to go on the wall of my new home.

Now reading Exploded View by Carrie TIffany:

In the manual you can choose to look at the parts, or the air in between them. The air in between isn’t nothing; it isn’t blank. If you make yourself look for what’s not there the empty spaces become parts themselves. The empty spaces become air parts, bordered by the metal and rubber… If you cast only the air parts in steel and assembled them the engine would be peaceful, then. It would be beautiful. The engine would be made from air.

“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” —T.S. Eliot

Films watched in Feb:

Behind the Curve
The Green Mile
Romeo + Juliet
Groundhog Day
The Silence of the Lambs

In Jan:

The Jaycee Lee Story
Abducted in Plain Sight
L.A. Confidential
Mary and Max
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
A Few Good Men
First They Killed My Father
The 40 Year Old Virgin

Probably the most satisfying words you can hear from your teenage son: “You’re a pretty good dad ay.” #winningatlife

“If this one day in the lifetime of a hundred years is lost, will you ever get your hands on it again?” —Dogen

“Swearwords are stored and processed differently from other language… The limbic system records the emotional content of words, which is why swearing really does work to relieve pain and frustration. These words access and give vent to our emotions in ways other words cannot.”