Sunday, September 12, 2004

Sunday Reading

It looks like South Florida – and maybe even the Keys – will miss Hurricane Ivan. The future track has it heading up to the panhandle area. Hang on, Bryan.

In the papers this morning behind the headlines:

  • Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys – one of my favorite groups of all time – is preparing to release Smile after almost 35 years of being on the shelf. Here’s a story of recovery and redemption that is both scary and inspiring.
  • Frank Rich reviews Going Upriver, the documentary about John Kerry’s Vietnam.
  • Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have collaborated on a new book, Peter and the Starcatchers. It’s a prequel to the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan. Messrs. Barry and Pearson held a reading at Books & Books last night in Coral Gables to kick off the national book tour. It was great fun, with the store done up in pirate motif, and the authors answered questions from kids and grown-ups. While I was waiting for the reading to begin I read the first few chapters of the book, and it’s very good.
  • And what would the Sunday papers be without the funnies? Here’s Doonesbury, The Boondocks, and Zits.
  • Oh, and the Dolphins lost yesterday; the game was moved up a day just in case of Hurricane Ivan. At least I don’t have to worry about them in the playoffs this year.