Two things rocked the publishing world in the last week–the Pulitzer fiction snub and the justice department’s lawsuit against Apple and five major New York houses. I haven’t read any of the finalist novels, so I can’t comment on the Pulitzer board’s decision not to award any of them with the prize, but even though . . .
The front page of the Star Tribune’s business + money section ran a story today about an upswing in the home remodeling market. The article featured a couple who refrained from replacing their Pottery Barn pool cabana that had been damaged in a storm a few years ago, but now–after living cabana-less all these desolate . . .
What can be said about this story that isn’t painfully, heartbreakingly obvious? The real tragedy wasn’t the needless death of these animals, it was the life they had to endure. I guess I’m just unable to understand the attraction or the requisite arrogance to own a menagerie. I can’t even own more than one cat . . .