Sunday, March 2, 2014


I have become a fan of, and a regular visitor to,  David Kanigan's Tumblr.  Here of late, it has become apparent that David has been deeply dipping into Florida Scott-Maxwell's Measure of My Days.  Not being familiar with that work, the Colossus Amazon was consulted.  Since the spot price on a new hardback copy was $77.10, I did the next best thing and (sorry Jeff) Kindleized it.  Here is the opening paragraph:

We who are old know that age is more than a disability.  It is an intense and varied experience, almost beyond our capacity at times, but something to be carried high.  If it is a long defeat, it is also a victory, meaningful for the initiates of time, if not for those who have come less far.

Expect more.

1 comment:

  1. Actually if you head on over to AbeBooks, you can find if for a couple of dollars. Yeah, a bit worn but well read and respected. Powell's has a copy for $5.50 - and if you try IndieBound, they may even be able to find it for you a bookstore...I'm just sayin'... :) - J.