March 06, 2003

Current Reading: John McPhee

The Founding Fish by John McPhee. Alosa sapidissima, the shad. Favorite anecdote: In the Native American legend, the porcupine complains to Manitou that he is tired of being a porcupine. Manitou pulls him inside out and turns him into the shad.

Next: How Milton Works.

Posted by campbell at March 6, 2003 06:13 PM