Today I submitted the petition that makes me an official candidate for the local school board. As I left the district office I thought to myself, “Well. Now I’m bona fide” …which made chuckle and think of this:
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou is yet another piece of my week that references Homer’s Odyssey. Philip K. Dick, says my friend Jesse, was influenced by Homer, and the beginning of the book I’m reading now for next week’s SFFaudio podcast (On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers) starts with a scene out of there. I agree with Jesse – I ought to put that book near the top of my to-read list. I haven’t read it since college which was… um… carry the one… wow. A loooong time ago.