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Found in the Rain

In the morning I walked through rain and drizzle to Cerra’s place, where we ate cookies and talked for a while. I accompanied her to the train station on a bus and then had a drenching walk home in the rain. I was soaked when I returned here, but the rain wasn’t as unpleasant and I had expected.
The third issue of Found Magazine was waiting for me when I checked my mail. For those of you who don’t know, Found Magazine is, as their 411 tells, “[a collection of] FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. anything goes.” It’s a wonderful look into the the lives of people who lose or discard things, and is filled with authentic happiness, anger, confusion, sadness and love. This issue, came with a special bonus for subscribers. Taped to the cover of the magazine were two actual found items, a photo of a cat and a paper detailing a writing critique exchange. The added wait that the addition of these items added was inconvenient, but they certainly add something special to this issue. You can find scans of the issue’s cover and other papers here.
Davy Rothbart, Found’s initiator, has also released a full 256 page book, titled Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World that is already available on various online bookstores. If you want to see pieces of the lives in your community, in your country and around the world, this is certainly a book for you. I’ve never been disappointed by the Found family, so I have full confidence this book is no less wonderful.
Speaking of books, I could really use some recommendations for what I should hunt down for reading material. Other than the books I currently have borrowed from Cerra, I have only 7 physical books left in my stack of books I have not yet read (my Clie is overflowing with books in digital form, but I intend to leave most of those for when I enter into hobo mode). Do you have any suggestions for interesting, unique and overall good books?

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  1. Apollo, you are a true God. I wish I was a disciple. I believe in you Apollo, I truly do. All praise His highness. Long Live Apollo.