Time passes quickly on this island. It is hard for me to believe that I have been here for over a week. With a constant stream of visitors (for example, Mandrews of the famed So Po Sound), various substances, and biking, Anne, John, Graham, and I have kept busy. The weather is intermittently pleasant but for a few days now, it has been cold and dreary. I am currently finding refuge in the Niblic (I am told this was the name for the island back when), one of the two stores on the island. The other store is a small convenience store which we visit regularly for groceries and sandwiches. The only other notable building on the island is the library where we have rented a ton of movies (Network, Magnolia, Rear Window, the Godfather, the John Adams miniseries, etc.).
When the weather is nice, there are many options for us to entertain ourselves. A few days ago we went clamming which was entertaining even though I don’t eat seafood. We often go biking and we have an incredible view from the deck of the house. Also, I have been a reading machine (the same goes for the rest of my book worm buddies). In a week, I read a philosophy book on consciousness called Out of Our Heads (a recommendation from Okrent), This Side of Paradise (a topical, though flowery, book for any and all of us grads), and The Watchmen (Who watches the Wachmen? Anybody know? Contact Anne Sheldon for a good guesstimate).
Hope all is well and let’s get the dialogue going!