Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Family Ritual Yields Holiday Loot

(originally posted at

news at 11.

i'm sitting in the kitchen of the only home i've known since birth.  listening to the city of lost children soundtrack.  my fish swim around my desktop and keep me company.

we had a new addition to the family this year - my sister's boyfriend.  i have to admit that it made me rather uncomfortable to have him with us during our unwrapping ritual.  but the discomfort is unwarranted, and i realize that.  just triggered a little cognitive dissonance, that's all.  i can't say "this holiday is religious bullshit and materialism" and then complain about "the way it should be."  and so i concede that christmas is whatever we want it to be.

...on to the loot!
  • The Golden Bough
  • Falling Out of Cars
  • The Libertarian Reader
  • Black Holes & Time Warps
  • Seth Speaks
  • After Capitalism
  • The Mystery of Capital
  • Globalization and its Discontents
  • The Universe in a Nutshell
  • The Annotated Alice
  • Everything You Know is Wrong
...all books from my wishlist.  Running from political theory and economics to philosophical and spiritual, making stops at anthropology, physics and fiction along the way.

I'm most interested in reading Falling Out of Cars, which is Jeff Noon's latest work, which my mother went to the trouble of importing for me.

But now I must go, I'm being summoned to brunch.  Happy holidays, all.

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