I'm not very good at things that require me to move quickly, but I am gradually improving at lightning chess. Chess is like a small world that two people create, which functions with its own logos and grace, and which often amounts to error and fumbling,but sometimes achieves a truly artistic interlude.
I'm reading a sci-fi in which corporate raiders actually kill one another in overwrought car duels, which has surprised me by holding my interest sufficiently to justify perhaps even finishing the book. Sometimes, though, I wonder if beginning my sci-fi reading in an age just after the Golden Age didn't ruin me for airport fiction sci-fi.
I'm also combing project gutenberg for public domain texts, for a half-conceived future recording project.
Gurdonark remix--"Electrical Exhibition"
Samples from Click at www.disfish.com, Alchemist Jack, Black Sun Laboratories, Lo Tag Blanco, Vice President Garrett Hobart,
Chuck B and Gurdonark's "Apologia", which features JK Brooks' Opus Sinister in C Minor.