I was on vacation in Disney World for the last six days, just got back in from Orlando last night. It was a great trip and I’ll be sharing plenty of thoughts about it soon.
One of my goals for the week was to knock off at least two of my unfinished books, which I did. I finished John MacArthur’s The Truth War, and John Twelve Hawks’ The Dark River. Both were great, and I’ll be putting together a review of The Truth War today. I won’t review the other because I couldn’t do it without spoiling some stuff. If you don’t know about it, check out Hawks’ The Traveler, which is the first in the series. Great stuff.
Also, today is my birthday, I’m 26, and feeling somewhat unaccomplished. I read about a 26 year-old in Wired who is redefining the connection between art and science, and thinking, “Hey, last week I redefined the connection between Halo and Firefly. That’s got to count for something, right?” My wife, the wiser of our motley crew, reminded me that I’m happy and healthy and have more in the way of friends, family, and material blessings than most of our friends. I felt better. Also, I’d like to say “Happy Birthday!” to Obie Trice (30), Condoleeza Rice (53), Prince Charles (59), Josh Duhamel (35), Curt Schilling (41), D. B. Sweeney (46), Yanni (53), and Boutros Boutros-Ghali (85).