Freedom from unread books
Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them”
—Lobel, Arnold. Whiskers and Rhymes. William Morrow & Co, 1988.
To celebrate Independence Day, I freed myself from several hundred pounds of old books and manuals, most in new condition, that I had accumulated over the years but never read. Here is a picture of me with some of the books before they went into the recyling bin. A complete set of Ingres 6.4 manuals still in shrink wrap also went into the recycling bin. You can clearly see some of them in the middle of the pile if you click on the picture and zoom in.