Thanks for reminding to get around to reading How the Irish Saved Civilization. I own the paperback; but every time I return the history books I’ve just finished reading back to the library, I can’t help walk out with more books in my hand! There. That’s my first New Year’s resolution to myself: “You will read this book about the Irish after you finish reading Gombrich’s: A Little History of the World (which I’m going to start as soon as I finish the book I’m reading now which is American Empire 1945-2000).” I hope.
For obvious reasons, I stopped being birthday-ish about my own a long time ago but thought it ok to let slip here among the familiar and friendly. Going to have dinner with my folks today – the same wonderful people (and I mean that) who couldn’t help mentioning that I cost them an entire year of deductions but for timing.