to Boston for the day. Already running late. Will post late tonight, if at all. Sorry.
Update 8:50 p.m. ...
Boston was good. The seminar was good. The Amtrak Downeaster is the height of luxury, and "Be Cool" (the movie on the bus back to Portland) is the worst movie I have seen in a long, long time.
Laura Lippman, on her Memory Project blog, asked people to name their personal theme songs. I said mine was Bob Dylan's "Up to Me," but the song running through my head all day today was Lou Reed's "What's Good":
What good's a war without killing
what good is rain that falls up
What good's a disease that won't hurt you
why no good, I guess, no good at all
What good are these thoughts that I'm thinking
It must be better not to be thinking at all
A styrofoam lover with emotions of concrete
no not much, not much at all
What's good is life without living
what good's this lion that barks
You loved a life others throw away nightly
it's not fair, not fair at all
oh, baby, what's good?
what's good? not much at all ...
But not fair at all.