A blog can be an impersonal thing, like a letter written by a stranger. Intonations are lost, meanings remain hidden, connections lie squandered.
So, in an attempt to make my online persona more accessible, here are some random selections from my Amazon wish list. I should think they give a decent idea of my personality.
"The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy" by Brillat-Savarin, price: $16.50
"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" by Abelson et al., price: $68.99
"The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon", price: $22.12
"How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator" by de Guillame, price: $5.00, used.
"The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Gibbon, price: $9.79
"Krazy and Ignatz: The Kat Who Walked in Beauty" by Herriman, price: $22.76
"The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious" by Freud, price: $10.20
"The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, in Ttwo Volumes", price: $26.75, used.
"Oeuvres de Fermat", price: $29.99
"The Dream of Red Mansions" by Cao Xueqin, price: $34.15
So there you have it, or a sampling of it, anyway. A little gastronomy, computer science, autobiography, humor, history, comics, psychology, art, science and literature rolled in to one.