Apple did indeed get my iBook back to me in about a week, complete with all the data on the hard drive. I celebrated by upgrading to the latest version of OS X (10.1.5, except for iPhoto). It still doesn't have everything I want in an operating system, but Tekeli-li boots up very fast and it's nice to be able to quit one crashed program without having to restart my computer
Amusingly enough, Henry Wagner
disliked every story I singled out for praise in The Darker Side: Generations of Horror
. He also had a better impression than I did of the anthology generally.
My trip to Vermont went well, despite those silly Canadians setting their country on fire
. The state's outlawed billboards, opt-in is built into privacy regulations, it's not suffering from a drought or ridiculous heatwaves... Why the hell am I still living in Jersey? Obligatory Scary Child Quote, from my stay: "Stop strangling the guest!" At one of the several used bookstores in Middlebury, I picked up Matthew Josephson's Life Among the Surrealists
, a sort of autobiography/intellectual memoir. I'll rant more about Josephson (another interesting figure of the Twenties forgotten by most) later, but for now check out the too short biography
at Yale's Beinecke Library site.