In case it wasn't already clear, I'm taking a little hiatus from this so-called blog. I will be back, tanned and I hope refreshed, sometime in the second half of August. Probably closer to the end of August.
My vacation reading list:
Nancy Folbre's "The Invisible Heart"
Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel"
Katha Pollitt's "Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time"
No, I don't read fiction very often. I'm too literal. Direct. Tactless. Earnest.
I still haven't managed to write on "Stumbling On Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert, or "Get to Work," a delightful polemic by Linda Hirschman which caused all sorts of unpleasantness in our household last week as a result of consciousness re-raising. (Sample comment: "I'll take away your economist's license if you try to tell me that you making all the money doesn't change the bargaining power in this marriage!")
But I'll get to them. And Nancy Folbre's book promises a more satisfying analysis of Hirschman's advice. So much to say. So little time.