Sunday Salon 2-24-13

Hello once again, Sunday Salon readers! After a three month break, I’ve decided it’s time to get back to blogging. Why did I take a break? Laziness is the only answer I can offer. For a time it was enjoyable to read – among the books I’ve completed in the last several weeks are Arnaldur Indridason’s Jar City, William Dalrymple’s In Xanadu, and Michio Kaku’s Physics of the Future – and listen to music and browse the Internet without constantly thinking of writing about the experiences. On the other hand, something was also lost in terms of my attention level. And I do sometimes come across things that I really believe would be of interest to others, and helping to spread the word about worthwhile stuff has great satisfactions.

I won’t bother to talk about what’s in the works for the blog in the immediate future, since it’s the same stuff that was in the works three months ago. You can scroll back to past Salons if you’re curious.

One new thing that I can point to is that I have set up a page at Letterboxd to document my movie watching. While it’s probably of interest mostly to me, as an aide-mémoire, you’re welcome to take a look too. Evident is my recent interest in film noir, and ongoing interest in Japanese and other Asian films. Any film reviews I might do at the blog will also be linked at my Letterboxd page.

More to come, I certainly hope…

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