Note: I just realized that I have reached an anniversary. I began posting on kellogg bloggin' on Oct. 1, 2006 and the post I'm about to write is my 3600th.
1. I iced my big toe frequently today and it paid off. By this evening, the swelling had diminished quite a bit and I was walking without impairment.
2. I've been reading A. Lincoln with the Kindle app., but I decided that there are times I'd like to have a hard copy on hand, so I ordered one from the library and picked it up today. Reading on the Kindle, I hadn't thought much about what a thick book this is -- it's over 800 pages long. No wonder it's taken me a while to read it. I enjoy the case White is making for the foundations of Lincoln's personal and political ethos. I'm understanding better just how complicated and complex Abraham Lincoln was.
3. I was looking at some of my blog posts from last March -- I was researching the history of my big toes! -- and I came across an early reference I made to listening to The Big Listen and that I had noted a podcast project from The Washington Post called Presidential. Go here for links to all the podcasts -- the most recent is a discussion of Ronald Reagan. Today I listened to the episodes on Lincoln and James Buchanan and plan to listen to many more.