Missing Person of the Week day. I admit I haven’t yet decided who it will be, but I must update today. I haven’t updated the last several days because of being distracted, mainly by books. I am currently reading:
1000 Years of Annoying the French, by Stephen Clarke a nearly 1000-page book on Anglo-French history
Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler’s First Death Camp by Patrick Montague, one of the very few English-language works about Chelmno. Hardly anybody knows anything about Chelmno. Between 150,000 and 300,000 people died there and there were only a handful of survivors — literally.
Legal Executions in Tennessee: A Comprehensive Registry, 1782-2009 by Lewis L. Laska. So far I’ve written no fewer than eight Executed Today entries from this book, and I’m only up to 1869. Most recently, a story about a Confederate veteran and KKK member who got mad at a black guy, a freed slave, and dressed up in his white bedsheets and killed him. And the Klan lynched their own guy, because he’d committed the murder without their permission or something. What. The. Eff. The Ku Klux Klan is still capitalizing on that story, using it as evidence that they are not a racist organization, no sirree, pinky swear.
AND The Sims 3: University just came out. I must update before I even contemplate trying it out because I know I won’t be able to quit. Sims 3 is a total time vampire and I really ought to stop playing it altogether. It keeps me from getting anything done.
But I will update today. Promise.