Books, Not Booze

At SleuthSayers today, I follow up on my wife’s column in the Washington Independent Review of Books to share some of my own reflections on packing books for our upcoming move—reflections that zoom right past “Do I want?” and “Should I keep?” and toward time, mortality, even futility.

Moves can, of course, bring out the worst in people. If all the boxes in the picture were full instead of just waiting to be packed, we’d sure be in trouble.

Check out the full column here! And sunnier days ahead when I post photos of the new place. We’ll get there soon enough!