- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
There is a winter storm bearing down on the Upper Peninsula tonight. By tomorrow morning, my house will be buried under ten inches of new, wet, heavy snow. I will be rising at 4 a.m. to clear my driveway. I am not looking forward to it. I'm guessing it's going to take a couple of hours, and then I have go to work.
Tonight is the last Ives Dip Monday, and my question is simple:
Will we get a lot of snow tonight?
And the final answer this year from Ives is:
He said that with great self-assurance, a tone of wisdom, and with certainty, as if, Ives would later think, he had already known.
Self-assurance and wisdom and certainty. There is going to be a lot of snow tomorrow morning. Son of a bitch.
Saint Marty was hoping for a quiet end of the year.
Off the Top of My Head