PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 9/14/2018

This was a tough week to get anything done due to lots of things breaking at the day job, but I still managed some reading. Hoping your week was much more relaxing!


Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d
Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro’ scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;

The Odyssey is in my top five of everything ever and Tennyson’s poem brings us such an awesome perspective on who Odysseus likely became after his return to Ithaca.


Long Live McQueen by Michael Solomon in Forbes Magazine

The McQueen Submariner will have a low presale estimate—between $300,000 and $600,000—but so did Newman’s Rolex, which was modestly expected to exceed $1 million.

It amazes me how much money people are willing to spend on something like this, but then again, we all have our obsessions…

Short Story

Altogether Elsewhere Vast Herds of Reindeer by Ken Liu in (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2011)

An older, but fun and probably not so far-fetched story of how humans might end up in the future.

Happy Friday!


4 thoughts on “PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 9/14/2018

  1. Sorry to hear things were breaking at work, Phillip. That’s never a good thing. We’re preparing for Florence. It’s going to be a rough few days. Love the Tennyson poem. Have a great weekend!

    1. Oh no! Are you being evacuated? My work issues are minuscule compared to that… Hoping you and yours stay safe and that Florence loses its strength as it gets nearer.

      1. No, we’ll stay put since we’re not close to any large bodies of water, but still expecting flooding. Thanks, Phillip!

        1. Glad to hear that you won’t be evacuated. Hoping the flooding doesn’t happen, but stay safe!

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