New Year's Eve 2007: Tennyson

Bangkok, Thailand
31 December 2007
New Year’s Eve

Dear Family and Friends,

When I was a young boy my parents purchased a series of literary classics. There must have been one hundred hard bound books, from Defoe to Dickens to Flaubert to Stevenson to I don’t remember who else. My parents hoped that my sister Paula and I would read them all and then “go to the head of the class.”