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A Short Jaunt into a Another Land

Recently, I took a break from the Narnia universe to enter the Four Lands. I just finished reading the concluding volume of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, Straken written, of course, by Terry Brooks. I was blown away by the ending. I suppose that it was an ending that a reader, such as myself, who had read the previous two books as well as the previous trilogy would have to consider (Well, maybe not the exact circumstances...) but that would have gone against the grain of happy endings which possibly is why I didn't see it. This trilogy was really the first to continue events of a previous book; or trilogy as in this case. Sure, the other books had common characters reappearing but they usually made little more than cameos. I'll be curious how the next foray into the Four Lands sets itself up.

I'll be starting a new temp job soon. It isn't 2nd shift this time. It's 3rd... I'll be working in the mailroom for one of the local insurance giants. (Since Hartford is the Insurance Capital of the US, I know that it doesn't narrow things any..) Yesterday, I went into the offices of the temp agency to fill out background check paperwork and I took the bus home. My parents said they were proud of me although my father was waiting for me across the street from the bus stop...I kidded him later that I could take the bus home but I, apparently, couldn't cross the street myself...

Two notes of weirdness to end on; both of a music video nature. First: I wonder how the Goo Good Dolls feel that their Christmas song is still being played on VH-1 and (Second) I just started reading the article in the paper about Richie Sambora breaking his arm when the Bon Jovi video came on...


Anonymous said…
Your Dad cracks me up! You were living in Boston and taking the "T" yourself, and doing fine.......except for that car/knee/hospital incident! ;)
Can't wait till you guys are down here!!

~your cousin

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