Books, Immigration, Nonsense, Traveling

Car conversations

I’m not much for talking on phones. As such, being in Ecuador was a pleasant break from phone conversations. When you pay per-minute, you have lots of had-a-baby-it’s-a-boy exchanges.

So I save my phone conversations for the road, and generally very much enjoy catching up with folks while I drive. Some of yesterday’s New Orleans-to-Shreveport conversation topics:

  • The parable of The Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky’s The Brother’s Karamazov, which wrestles with the theological problem of evil
  • U2’s new concert tour, which apparently has a fancy rotating stage
  • How to Command a Room Like a Man
  • Graduate programs at the London School of Economics
  • The Hound of Rowan, a teen book about a boy whose mirror allows him to access alternate dimensions
  • David Vitter’s chances of winning the 2010 “Most Miserable Human Being on the Planet” contest. See this morning’s Shreveport Times article for a recent example, completely unrelated to the very serious sin of this man “fighting for families in Louisiana
  • The Texas border wall, and the efforts of UT’s Rapoport Center to combat it

Dallas, here I come!

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