I just watched "In the Electric Mist," a new film that went straight to DVD based on James Lee Burke's "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead." Tommy Lee Jones is the perfect Dave Robichaux (the protagonist in Burke's series, for those unfamiliar), but otherwise there isn't much of interest in the film.
Tomorrow is the last day of class for the semester. I'll be collecting portfolios, and will then have ten days to submit grades. Perhaps the best thing about the end of the semester is that I will have an opportunity to clean out my car, which has devolved into a rolling file box, locker room, bookcase and four-wheel-drive trash masher. I suspect this is a common problem among adjunct faculty.
Tonight we have rain and the strong possibility that it will be mixed with snow. By Friday, the weather is supposed to be sunny and in the mid-seventies. When this weather is mixed with our sterling economy, it's no wonder that half the people in Michigan are crazier than those proverbial outhouse rats.
A good portion of the remaining populace, of course, is heavily medicated.
Today I also ordered the "new" books by W.S. Merwin and Ruth Stone. I already have Frank Bidart's latest--so I will at last have all of this year's Pulitzer finalists.