Harry Crews

It’s great to see someone write about Harry Crews. He wrote terrific outrageous and violent novels about the South. I especially recommend Body (about bodybuilding which I have no interest in but loved the book). Also try A Feast of Snakes, All We Need of Hell, and Car.

Crews also taught Michael Connolly whose fine mystery novels have no resemblance to Crews’s work.

Update on gerrymandering in New York

One more reason to dislike Facebook

I only use it for birthdays and checking on news about people I worked with and went to school with.

Lying to your boss is not a good idea

I spent most of my career as an analyst working for management in the government. I found (somewhat surprisingly) that bosses appreciate it when you give them bad news. There are several reasons:

  1. It gives them a chance to react and make the situation better
  2. They should hear it from someone who works for them rather than an outsider. They don’t want to be caught offguard.

This applies to this situation. Putin’s employees should have told him the truth. If he discourages people from giving him bad news, that’s going to harm him in the long run (which is fine with me).

Fighting back against USPS plan to buy trucks fueled by gas

This was a terrible idea by DeJoy. Many Republicans don’t believe in climate change.

Update on gerrymandering in Louisiana