Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Thinking Than Doing. A Report From the Land of Good Intentions

In the days since my last post I’ve considered writing on a number of topics. I’ve thought I’d comment on Stephen Kinzer’s book Overthrow America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq as it skillfully places recent U.S. foreign adventures into historical context; I’ve thought about expressing my admiration for Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried. In my opinion this book is tied for 1st Place with Graham Greene’s The Quiet American for best novel regarding the Vietnam War; Having recently (re)experienced a debilitating bout of back pain I thought I’d write more fully on that experience; I recently applied for a writer’s residency and thought the process worthy of comment; And in the past week, I’ve learned of a “new” approach to the treatment of addiction that looks promising, Integral Recovery and contacted its founder John Dupuy to explore professional opportunities.

All of that is to say I’m still here. Still churning with ideas and intentions. Still coming up short, however, on follow-through!


Betsy said...

Hello from a compatriot from the Land of Good Intentions! It's nice to see you here too!

Sounds like you've got a lot of interesting things to think about lately! Enjoy!

anno said...

Seems to be a lot of that going around ... do you think it's related to H1N1?

Looking forward to reading what you've written when you get around to following up on all those wonderful intentions.

pmPilgrim said...

Your adoring (or at least adorable) fans await. Sounds like some good things to wait for. Just don't keep us too long.