OK, dear blog-land friends,
I just would like to say
I'm still among the living and the blogging,
my mind has been terrifically occupied these days.
The Beginning of the Academic Year.
But I thought I'd check in with this:
I have for some time been interested
in this whole
December 21, 2012 phenomenon:
the rumored end
of the Mayan calendar,
not to mention that moment of
planetary alignment, when
I think our magnetic polar caps
or something like that
are supposed to shift.
And here it is --
my first experience of a 2012 calendar.
it's one put out by the Alzheimer's Association.
And here, above,
as you can see,
is what December of 2012 looks like --
It's worth noting that December 21,
the supposed end of the world and all time
will be a Friday.
It seems suitable.
Perfect day for an End of the World Party.
And I really like this illustration,
as I am certain this is what the world will look like
at the end:
. . . and perhaps we'll all have Alzheimer's,
and perhaps that will be
the End of Time.
I'm currently reading a book called
by a former classmate of mine,
a man named Tom Perrotta.
It's really a good book --
what would happen if
a large group of people just
in a "rapture like event."
Heaven forbid it actually be called the Rapture.
Anyway, I haven't finished it yet,
but I heartily recommend it,
it's just damned good.
In it, the people who leave are not
and the Leftovers, are, well,
just like you and me.
I won't say anymore right now,
but I feel a longer entry coming on.
In the meantime,
which, I predict,
just another day.