If you love geologic history and haven’t read John McPhee, you are truly missing something:
"There is no one of whom I am aware with a more facile understanding of the
language. As a expository writer he has no equal; I feel as if I am in the physical
presence of the man as he unravels a scene. In his book "Coming Into the Country" he paints a scene wherein a man looks down into a crystalline
stream. There are so many fish he remarks it as if he is "looking up into a sky
full of zeppelins." He is, in my mind, one of the finest writers to ever have put
ink to paper. He is sine qua non; pure and simple. If I could have but one McPhee, I would be most content with "Giving Good Weight", assuming I was
ignorant of his other wonderful books. It would be a hardship for a devotee of
this American treasure to have access to but one McPhee.” Ambroid Phlexes
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018