Here are some things I liked or found interesting this past week.
I was in Colorado last week and enjoyed getting reacquainted with my college town, Boulder. And as I wandered the lovely Boulder Creek path I couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. But also a bit peeved at myself for not getting my lazy ass out onto the trails more often back then. Why would I think partying and hanging out with friends (and studying, I suppose) was more important than fresh air and exercise? Sheesh. College kids.
Red Rocks, Colorado
Red Rocks Amphitheatre isn’t just great for seeing shows (though I highly recommend it!). It’s also great for hiking. Here’s a photo from the quick 1.5-mile hike along the Trading Post Trail. An awesome bluebird day!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
While I’m pretty good about reading different types of non-fiction books, I have a hard time branching out to different genres with fiction. Not because I’m not interested, but because I find the sheer volume of books available to read overwhelming.
As I was perusing my local library’s book store, I happened upon this book. Its title, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, caught my eye because 1) I think my mind is programmed to notice anything to do with dogs, and 2) it was kind of a strange title (though I later learned the title’s not original – it was taken from a line Sherlock Holmes used in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “Silver Blaze”).
To give a quick intro, it’s a mystery set in present-day England written from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old boy with “some behavioural difficulties” (referred to as Asperger’s on the cover, though interestingly the author slightly regrets labeling it that way). If this brief description intrigues you, then I recommend picking it up from your library or Amazon. I enjoyed it and thought it was a quick, unique read.