Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Life in a Furnace

Dear Heather,
When living in a furnace such as Dallas, Texas, what should one do to keep the will to live?

Dear Percy,
It is hot, no? I sympathize with you, and every person who lives among us here. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to this problem. In the past I have recommended cold beverages and escapist literature from the 1920s. Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Barnes. But this summer, even fine aesthetic adventures are no remedy for a brain on fire.

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