The tensile strength of my Qtips can’t be blamed on J&J. When I wrote that entry, I was a bit loopy from medications for my sprained lumbar. No, J&J is fine. It’s Unilever who is to blame! Bastards. Selling inferior product. Sheesh. Anyway, I bought a new box, giving the brand two chances (just like authors with bad books). This box is fine. No violence will come of this.
On the writing front:
10 original short stories
A Choir of Ill Children by Pic. I think I leaning more and more to thinking Pic is the godfather of bizarro. He’s not full on bizarro, but some qualities of his writing would fit that sub-genre.
The Gulag Arhipelago by Solzhenitsyn. I’ve been wanting to read this for years. Finally decided to take the plunge.
Captain’s Courageous by Kipling. I’ve decided to start reading some classics that I never read as a kid, hoping to pass them on/read them with my boys.