This was a tough week to get anything done due to lots of things breaking at the day job, but I still managed some reading. Hoping your week was much more relaxing!
Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
I cannot rest from travel: I will drinkLife to the lees: All times I have enjoy’dGreatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone, on shore, and whenThro’ scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea: I am become a name;
The Odyssey is in my top five of everything ever and Tennyson’s poem brings us such an awesome perspective on who Odysseus likely became after his return to Ithaca.
Long Live McQueen by Michael Solomon in Forbes Magazine
The McQueen Submariner will have a low presale estimate—between $300,000 and $600,000—but so did Newman’s Rolex, which was modestly expected to exceed $1 million.
It amazes me how much money people are willing to spend on something like this, but then again, we all have our obsessions…
Altogether Elsewhere Vast Herds of Reindeer by Ken Liu in (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2011)
An older, but fun and probably not so far-fetched story of how humans might end up in the future.