Yet another blogging friend: Adam, from his perch high atop the Cathedral of Learning, blogs about — well, I’ll just quote from the top of his page: “Jewish history and culture, medieval and early modern Europe, academia, American politics and life, Pittsburgh, parenting, urban planning, and anything else that comes to mind…”
By the way, if you haven’t read The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon’s first and greatest novel, go do it! The movie’s about to come out and you don’t want to be one of those people who reads the book only after the movie comes out, do you?
Here’s the phrase from that book from which I lifted more or less my entire prose style:
…the library, the dead core of my education, the white, silent kernel of every empty Sunday I had spent trying to ravish the faint charms of economics, my sad and cynical major.”