So many things are interesting to me today. I’m not sure why.
I’m halfway through Nomadland. I’m not skimming parts of it, like I do other nonfiction; I’m reading every word. More on this book a little later. But in the meantime, read about what happens in Amazon Warehouses. Bezos just bought a $500 million yacht.
Schools are still in chaos. I’m almost nihilistic about the whole business now. I just can’t get people to care about this. Kids are screwed and nobody gives a shit. Not even their parents. It’s going to have permanent economic issues, but nobody cares.
Ian and I were roaming around Manhattan on Saturday. I’ll show pictures tomorrow. A little north of us, three tourists were shot. Gun violence has doubled. New Yorkers are moving into their RVs. Check out the homeless in Venice Beach.
Urged to write about growing up poor and black for his college essay, one student says no. When I advised Jonah to write about having an autistic brother for his college essay, he said no, because that experience was only a positive in his life. Refused to say anything negative about his brother. Instead, he wrote a lovely essay (with zero help from me) about his experiences living with a German family during a trip with his German class.