I haven’t been writing much lately. There are a number of reasons for this, chief among them that my day job has been keeping me very busy of late, and I have other priorities at night so this “labor of love” comes somewhat further down in priority.
Also, for the last few days I’ve been bothered with bad neck/shoulder pain. Got a couple cortisone shots in the neck today and I wear a heating pad as I type this.
But even the above aren’t the only reasons. Lord knows Paul Thurrott and the usual suspects have provided plenty of material, and Universal is up to some more anti-iTunes stunts, and the next iPhone is going to cure cancer, and now that Microsoft doesn’t want Yahoo! any more just watch Google back out of any proposed deal (their work there is done), and on and on.
The issue is that, as I come up on the first anniversary of this site, I’m not sure where I want to go with it. Does the blogosphere really need another Apple blogger? A year ago I was going to post photos, some humor, and maybe the occasional poem or whatever else was on my mind. But then I decided to focus on tech, and while I’ve been happy with that I guess it’s not what I envisioned.
So I’ve been laying low.
“That’s great, Tom” (*yawn*), I hear you say, “but what the heck does the title of this post mean?”
If you check my listening/reading page you can see what I’ve been into lately. Basically, it’s the last dozen albums and books I’ve experienced. The title refers to the most recent book on that list.
Every now and then, when life seems too damn pigeon-holed and buttoned-down, I “escape” through this remarkable experience of one man in the frozen North. I’ve likely read Kabloona over 20 times since I first read it in ’81 (40 years after it was first published). I would generally have to say it’s my favorite book.
So the purpose of this post was simply to share what I consider a great book. And maybe the occasional post such as this is what I need to make this site complete.