August 2, 2014, Saturday evening -- Reading Margaret Mitchell

Overlooking the Mediterranean (in Cannes, where I was on vacation -- today I get back to San Francsico)
He's reading Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell.

In high school (in Bahrain, a country off the coast of Saudi Arabia) they read "the classics," including Wuthering Heights, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, and this one.  Now that he has more time, he's re-reading some of them.

His favorite book is Anna Karenina.  He sympathized with the characters.  He'd always thought that if two people loved each other, there wouldn't be any problems.  The problems, he thought came from one-sided love.  However, in Anna Karenina, this was not the case.