"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Thursday, February 8, 2007

You Can't Make This Up

Because if you did, nobody would believe you. Your plot would be too far-fetched. And I like far-fetched. I just read The Traveler, and while I agree that fear and surveillance threaten our privacy, I don't think information does. I would have liked to know that I was only reading the first book of a projected trilogy. I guess stringing people along isn't considered much of a threat by off-the-grid types. It was good, if you're a sci fi fan.

Missing Thai Woman Reappears 25 Years After Boarding Wrong Bus

I guess if you consider a trained astronaut drove hundreds of miles in a diaper to confront a romantic rival (but perhaps not potty trained?), the missed bus isn't so strange.

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