Disconnecting for a bit
So this won’t be as heavy a post as I usually write.
I haven’t been writing much this week for a lot of reasons. Part of it is sheer exhaustion. Last week was finals week, and since I taught six classes this semester, I had a hell of a lot of grading to do. Another reason is that after I turned in final grades, I decided that I needed to disconnect for a little while. On Sunday, I put my phone on Airplane Mode and turned off my iPad––and I have to tell you, it’s been one of the best things I’ve done in a long time. Forcing myself to fast from electronics in general (and from social media in particular) has allowed me to focus on the important things in my life in a way that I haven’t been able to do in a long time. It’s been wonderful.
One of those important things, of course, has been reading. Earlier this week I finished a Friedrich Hayek book that I began a few weeks ago and just couldn’t find the time to read, and now I’ve moved on to Cicero. I’ve read several good comics this week, too. By the end of the semester, I had fallen behind on both Detective Comics and Batman, so I took a couple of hours earlier this week and caught up. Both Tynion and King continue to amaze me.
And speaking of Tom King, Mister Miracle came out yesterday. It doesn’t matter how busy I am––when that book comes out, I make the time to read it as soon as possible. Like last year’s Vision, Mister Miracle is transcendent. Continue reading “Catching Up: Mister Miracle, Captain America, and rediscovering America”