Tuesday, March 28, 2017

First New Moon of Spring

Writing:  managed to get to one of the short manuscripts; I'd lost track of the edits, and had already spruced up the manuscript.  Found a missing word when I printed it out.  I decided that it was kid-friendly enough for The Child to read and he seemed to think it was funny.

Reading:  Going back and forth between "Camera Obscura" and various medieval research books.  Camera Obscura is a fun quick read, with lots of Easter eggs in it for the well read.  It's a little tropey, but that's part of it's appeal.  

(In the parking lot)  OMG, KWAX is playing some Anonymous madrigal, and the woman (?) singing Fa-la-la sounds like an honest-to-God crumhorn; I had to listen closely to be sure she wasn't doubled-up with one.  (Sung by ? El Musical Reservata ?)

The medieval books includes "The Book of Contemplation," an autobiography by  Usama ibn Munqidh, written in the 1100's (or 500's in Muslim reckoning),  the translator has left in all the instances of "may God grant him mercy" and "may God forsake him" and I think my new favorite for driving, "may God confound them". Other books include an analysis of Medieval French Romance Prose stories about giants, which includes a side section on Sir Palamedes.  

The Gym:  Any day now...
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