The Critical Mass
Instant Karma. I took it as cosmic approval when I saw in The New York Times today that David Byrne is reading the next book I had already decided is next on my quarantine reading list, Richard Powers’ novel of trees, “The Overstory.”
History lesson 1. With Columbus Day nearly upon us, try reading the opening chapter of Howard Zinn’s “The People’s History of the United States.” You’ll never look at Columbus again as anyone worth celebrating. He was evil.
History lesson 2. Or maybe listen to Randy Newman’s “Sail Away.” That pretty much covers the motivation of all the Europeans who initially came to this land.