Why Colonel Sartoris?

Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Moving In

Well, the move to Chapel Hill is complete, and everything has been unloaded into the house. Naturally, I expected to lose a few things. So far, I have discovered the following missing: Tony Rice's first CD, the Nashville Bluegrass Band's first CD, my favorite set of coasters, an etched lowball glass, and a book that I was plowing through. No more. I'm pessimistic that they'll turn up, but we'll see if they do as I continue to scale the Everest of crap that is my dining room at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Dude,

    Blog looks great. Well played, sir.

    What book were you plowing through? I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns. Outstanding.

    Looking forward to more frequent updates, despite your subtitle.