Saturday, July 25, 2009

Corvallis Heat

It is really hot here in Corvallis, OR. Somewhere in the low to mid 90s (°F). This morning, I went for a walk before it got really warm. This is a nice, small town with just about any service you need available in the area. It is a challenge to stay hydrated. While I was walking, I was listening to an audiobook called "Zen and Now" by Mark Richardson. It is a story about the author following the same trip as Robert Pirsig on his trip outlined in "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Good book. Almost as good as the original which I must have read 3 or 4 times in the last 30 years. I can't really remember much of the philosophy in the original book but it was interesting to hear the story of Pirsig and his family both before and after publication of the book. Don't read Richardson's book unless you've read Pirsig's first. It won't make as much sense. Also, Richardson's book is a story about his trip not another rehash of the original.

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