Friday, June 13, 2008


On the good side of the day; on a positive note…I started reading The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Apparently, this is the book I was meant to read. It starts out with mention of Umberto Eco; one of my favorite authors. I have just started the book, but I already have an urge to underline and highlight certain passages. Yikes! It’s a library book…must restrain myself.

I remember the stir this book caused when it came out last year and I do remember an NPR interview (Terry Gross on Fresh Air?) with the author that was quite good. I will have to look and see if it’s still available as a podcast.

I guess this is a warning; I'm sure I will be posting observations and comments about/from the book for the next week or so.


  1. I've read that book. It changed my way of thinking about a lot of things.

  2. Yes, I thought I remembered you posting on the subject. I think it's a 'must read' for lots of people...

    If nothing else, it does get the rust and dust off of the gears in my brain.