July Reading

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Here’s What I Read in July 1. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy It took me nearly all of July to read Blood Meridian. This was not my first experience with McCarthy; back in 2009 I read three of his books (The Road, Child of God, and No Country For Old Men) consecutively.  After finishing Old Men, […]

My Day at Wrigley

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I had the chance to see the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs this week. Above is the line on the game, which the Pirates won to put them 21(!) games over .500.  Francisco Liriano pitched a complete game for the Buccos, and we saw three triples from Pirate batters.  It was a beautiful […]

June Reading

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Here’s what I read in June. The image above is the June illustration from the Tres Riches Heures manuscript, depicting the peasants out mowing hay in front of the Hotel de Nesle.  I’ve been using illustrations from this book every month for my “What I Read This Month” posts, and this is the last one. […]