Had to share this photo of good ol' Chick-Fi-La (or is it Fi-Le?) food from home in NJ.... Mmmm. Buttery chicken.
Below you'll see my friend Brian enjoying his "food."
This was from after Sue, Brian and I went to go see King Kong. I think that Jackson fellow may have a future in the "cinema," as I believe the kids are calling it nowadays.
You're probably all wondering what I've been reading recently. Well, let me tell you! I've been on a bit of a reading spree. I just finished not one, not three, but two books!
The first book I finished, two days ago, was "Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin, about Lincon's political history, and his relationship with his cabinet members. Fascinating read for those of you interested in US History of that era. From reading the book, it really is hard to imagine another politician of that era who would have been able to hold both the Union, and his own government together during a time when there was not only the military aspect of the Civil War occuring, but a change in the attitude of the populace about what would be worth fighting for.
At the start of the war, if Lincoln had said that the war was about slavery, very few in the North would have supported him. By the time of his second inaugrual, it was clear that that was the core issue of the war, and that slavery had to end. It's easy to take comments Lincoln or others made about the war, about slavery, and about the role of the federal government out of context, and what this book does it give the reader a detailed understanding of that context. I recommend it highly to everyone.
The other book I finished, just yesterday, is a very different beast. Chris Elliott's "The Shroud of the Thwacker." It took me a total of two days to read its 360 pages, because it was one of the most entertaining fictions I've read in awhile. Very funny, very *weird,* and very Chris Elliott. The book is a mystery, involving murder, New York, wee folk (the book's assignation, not mine), Teddy Roosevelt (continuing his infatuation with the Roosevelt family), time travel, sewers, gangs of New York, the Museum of Natural History, robots, and much more. There were parts of the novel that were kind of weak, transitions were not necessarily handled effectively in all parts, but for a good quick read, I couldn't ask for more.
I think that's good for now...
NP: Fish, Family Business