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Pepys’ Diary

November 23rd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Lately, I’ve been subscribed to Samuel Pepys’ Diary. He “was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary”.  Because I’m not that smart, the language is a bit tough to read. The interesting this is the way it’s lining up with current events.  With all the recent turmoil, the collapse of my 401k, and the impending global depression, reading his daily posts about life in London during The Plague really puts things in perspective :)

As and extra bonus, Samuel Pepys appears in Neal Stephenson‘s Baroque Cycle, which chronicles the same time period. I wasn’t smart enough to finish that either, but I blame the rain. I left “King of the Vagabonds” in the rain, so lost a few weeks of reading time while I waited for it to dry out.  By the time I got back to it, I had no idea what was going on any more.

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