30 June 2020

Just North of Fifty

'The man who's a dreamer and never takes leave
Who thinks of a world that is just make believe.
Will never know passion, will never know pain
Who sits by the window will one day see rain.'
'The Greatest Adventure', Glenn Yarbrough


The Hobbit, book and animation, have been in my thoughts lately.
They feel prophetic.

27 June 2020

20 June 2020

PF: Dangerously Lucky

The thing I love about used books are the hidden artifacts of owners past.

Today Cigdem and I found a four-leaf clover, Lord knows we could use a little luck.

Returning home I went to find a book to press it into.
In one of my last unpacked books is a Book Club Edition of 'Dangerous Visions', sans dust wrapper.
A book I saved from the final cull of the NG office and one I thought would make for a good reader on our journey beyond the pale.

I flipped randomly to a page and lo!

On page 179 someone had beat me to the punch.

A lucky book indeed.


14 June 2020

Second Breakfast

A return to storage and a completed second move of NG stock in as many months.
2 down at least 2 to go...profits, blown.

The search for a place to land continues...

01 June 2020

Have Hand Truck, Will Travel

Porter / Book Monkey
Available throughout the known book universe, on call.

Safe, secure handling/packing/moving of books and book accessories.
 - Pack master.
 - 'Somewhere on the spectrum' organizer/sorter.
 - Reliable and trustworthy (Eagle Scout).
 - Strong back and work ethic (Wiry mid-westerner).
 - Fair to acceptable company on the road (Army, Infantry).
 - I travel to you.
 - I work until you say the work is done.

Daily and weekly rates available, let's talk.
Tips excepted, trade secrets expected.

You provide:
Return trip expenses, gas or ticket (Greyhound, just fine).
A place to crash (Flat, dry ground to camp on, just fine.

Serious inquiries only!