So there is a #mastobookclub now... They're looking for recommendations on a book to begin with. Genre: Fantasy. I recommended Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. I've been wanting to read it for a while now, so it would be great to do that in company of some other Mastonauts.
And one of the distractions was me going birding and discovering a rough-legged buzzard flying by, which was a new bird for my home patch, so not a bad weekend after all...
Aaahhh just finished grading a thesis and preparing tomorrow's course... That took me longer than expected (had hoped to get it done Friday). As always, I ask myself why I didn't start earlier, why I let myself be distracted by literally anything else... However, still feeling great now that it's done.
Hey, I just found out that the book I'm reading (a kind of personal anthology of the books that influenced Primo Levi) is essentially also published online: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/jun/02/arts.highereducation You should take a look at it, the selection Levi made is surprising and inspirational!
J'ai retrouvé un livre de la grand-mère, Prisons et Paradis de Colette. Elle a mis un article d'un journal dedans sur Colette et il t'a beaucoup des notes. C'est fascinant que ma grand-mère soit mort depuis longtemps et que je puisse mieux la connaître quand-même, grâce à ce livre qu'elle doit avoir aimé.
Sleep & Fatherhood
I wish I had more time to sleep. I'm a nighttime kind of person, I love to stay up late. I fondly remember studying and sleeping late until 11PM days in a row. But with two kids and another one on the way, it will take me another 10 years at least to get some decent sleep again. #ComplainingDaddy #FirstWorldProblems
Q: How did Mastodon become so popular in Japan?
A: An exceptionally good article in "ASCII" magazine by Satoshi Endo, a long-time computer researcher in Japan, based in part on setting up and running his own Mastodon instance (8-p.net). That's a journalistic standard I'd like to see more in the West.
Poem by Cesare Pavese: The Cats Will Know
Everything Cesare Pavese wrote is pure gold. An example: The Cats Will Know ('I gatti lo sapranno')
"There will be other days,
there will be other voices.
You will smile alone.
The cats will know."
The whole poem is found here:
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