It’s kinda gloomy here today in southwest Iowa. I stole myself away from the parents’ farm to get some wireless internet fix at the tiny public library. The vacation’s been nice so far… read some old journal articles I’ve been meaning to read, some Harper’s magazines from months and months ago, and most of the way through Leo Bersani’s Homos, which I’m really enjoying. I also, for the first time all season, watched an entire football game (or most of it), as Oregon State (unfortunately) got trampled by BYU.
Here’s a pic of the iciness on my the branches of the trees in my parents’ backyard. Today, in the wind, the crackling was a gorgeous sound: