This week, I read two contemporary books that were curiously related:
Reading Lolita in Tehran is a literary look at surviving in Iran as your options grow increasingly limited. It’s looking at Iran from the inside out over the last 25 years and how horrible it is, particularly for women. As much as I hate to think of any government as “evil,” the Iranian government (no matter who’s in charge) continues to be evil.
Against All Enemies is a very interesting book. Clarke’s retelling of his time in the White House is quite engrossing, particularly his story of what it was like to be in the White House on 9/11. I don’t normally buy the “scandal of the minute” book, but unless you’re a worshipper of Dubya and his friends (unlikely if you’re reading this site) you’ll see all the bits that went into that mess of a sausage in September 2001 and the years since.
Now to get off of politics for a minute…
On April 10, 2004, my Web and mail server failed at Interland. When the folks at Interland couldn’t figure out how to bring the server back by April 13, I moved all of my sites from dpsinfo.com Pair Networks. Eventually, the dpsinfo.com domain will work, but it won’t be until I can straighten out a problem I’m having with Internet Solutions. Thank goodness for Pair Networks here in Pittsburgh, my new Web host.