I have enjoyed Stephen Fry’s work in various contexts; it’s now my delight to enjoy reading his blog., and not only because he slags “Dan Whatsit” and his “preposterously awful” book The Leonardo Code. And now I know many things not to say if I ever meet Stephen Fry.
His paragraph, far down the column, on receiving compliments is highly pertinent; I am very maladroit at accepting compliments, and I have been trying to manage better when people say kind things about me.
A link in Fry’s blog sent me to the bibliography of Dornford Yates, which informs me about quite-possibly delightful novels and a series of exquisite cover designs.
I’m gearing up to write something about the Anglican brouhaha, but my higher faculties are unwaveringly fixed on finishing the technology article (which is coming around slowly but nicely, if I do say so myself). In the meantime, I appreciated Jason Byassee’s article in the Century, and the group blog over at Covenant.
Resources: Biblical Studies Bulletin 43 quotes something I wrote about Dan Whatsis as their “quote of the month” for March (yes, I’m slow): “The staggering popular phenomenon of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code testifies to the level of success that academic interpretive authority brings to bear on egregiously misleading interpretive claims: none at all.” I didn’t remember saying that, and it’s surely an overstatement, but I’ll stand by it as a bit of rhetoric.
I have a stored-up photo blog about a once-in-my-lifetime culinary experience, but I don’t have time to post it right now.