Entry for August 06, 2006

The photograph of peaches is from Melissa Schneider of Oakland, CA, whose photographs can be found on Flickr and on Derrick’s blog, An Obsession with Food

After the movie yesterday (which received our thumbs up) , Barry presented me with an early birthday present, in case we did not see each other again before September 6– the traditional gift of peaches from the Radford farmers’ market  (yum, I’ve had two already!) and books: Jane Smiley‘s Charles Dickens (Penguin, New York,  2002, 224 pages, ISBN 9780670030774) and  Joseph Brodsky’s Collected Poems in English, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2002, 506 pages, ISBN 2002, 0-374-52838-1).

I had brought along a copy I’d just bought for him of Robert Bryce’s   Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron,  with an introduction by Molly Ivins (Public Affairs— a member of the Perseus Group, New York, 2002, 394 pages, ISBN 158648138X).  The book is no longer available in hardcover.  The trade paper edition from the same publisher came out in 2003.

By the way, Public Affairs also published Talking Right:  How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show by Geoffrey Nunberg.

Better go.  Still working on that poem.

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