A couple of years ago, I bought a Kindle eBook reader. I was conflicted at the time. There’s a lot to be said for holding an actual book made of paper. It feel different with the heft and texture of the paper. It’s nostalgic, familiar.
But I was nonetheless intrigued by the idea of fitting hundreds of books into something roughly the size of a Cliff Notes.
I used to make lists all the time. To-do lists, book lists, lists of writing topics, etc. I’ve gotten better in my old age, but I still do like a good list. And so, since today is L-day, here’s a post full of lists, starting with a list of reasons for posting lists.
One of the improv games I’ve played is called Again! Three improvisers line up facing the rest of the class. One begins a story by saying a single word. The next person adds the next word and so on, rotating one word at a time.
I recently read A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano by Katie Hafner. Glenn Gould was one of the most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He is especially known for his performances of Bach and his incredible technique.