Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mr. Vonnegut

This was basically the sentiment that I discussed when presenting for the opportunity to go to Greece - but in that case, the library was the last bastion of the Hellenic Ideals which includes Democracy, rather than simply the last bastion of Democracy.

Kurt Vonnegut would be 92.

5 comments:

Tamayn Irraniah said...

Still remember my first Vonnegut reading, Harrison Bergeron. I kick myself now for not having gone to his talk when he came to Ohio State.

Writer said...

My first was Galapagos. For Freshman studies in college. Ah! 1994. :)

Chris said...

I think Galapagos was my first, too :) Vonnegut is one of my boyfriend's all-time favorites. The other day he was driving into work (he's the safety inspector for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge) and he saw the same billboard he always sees driving into work. It usually has a quote by Henry Ford, but that day it was Vonnegut. I paraphrase: "Everyone wants to build, but not everyone wants to do maintenance."

I hope you had a good time in Greece. I live so close (Croatia) yet I've never been. And I am also one of those people who are still pissed off about Alexandria :)

Writer said...

Chris, are you now in the US? or Croatia? :)

Chris said...

I'm in Croatia, trying to finish my cursed PhD before I move permanently to the U.S. and become an overeducated Green Card wife :P We're doing the long-distance thing in the meantime, I just visited him this September. It's difficult as all get-out but it's also the best thing I've ever had or could have imagined having. And guess what, I met him through my blog :D