Thursday, June 10, 2010

Getting ready for Ireland - Mrkgnao!

I land in Dublin on Bloomsday. In the spirit of the occasion, I am reading James Joyce's Ulysses for the first time.  I bought the Gabler edition for the simple reason that I recognized the cover from my college friend's bookbag. After I read the preface, I wished that I had bought the original edition, though, or at least the final version that came out during Joyce's lifetime. I am not a huge fan of adding from authors' papers or early drafts. But this is a scholarly debate I don't need to enter. Suffice it to say that I'm enjoying the book so far: "mrkgnaou" is one of the best onomatopoeic words ever invented, and I love line numbers in the margins.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Off Hiatus

Time to brush off the old blog. Why the three year gap? Oh, it happened to coincide with three years at a corporate law firm, where I alternately sweat and froze until fate took mercy upon me and acquainted me with the term, "economically-motivated layoff."