Several of my friends brought up T-38s as their favorite 60s era jets to look for on eBay. Sometimes I wonder if Alexa is listening to us because over the weekend I counted at least 9 T-38s at the airport. And no, this is not a common occurrence to see them at all here.
Every year, for … well, I can’t even remember, let’s call it more than a decade, I’ve read “Cryptonomicon”. There’s something about late November and December that makes me come back to it.
I first picked it up in 1999 and tore through it. It’s long, and… what’s the word? Not tedious. Pedantic maybe? Stephenson has a way of taking what should be a 2 sentence description and turning it into 5 pages. While I’d get angry at most authors for doing this, somehow, it really works in this book. Pedantic? Maybe. Brilliant? Definitely.
The other one I read often is “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.” This time of year, when we get to the entirely made-up “end of the year, let’s reflect” time, it helps me set up the mindset I’m looking for to focus on for the year ahead.