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Disconnect June 25, 2009

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Books, Comics, Ramblings.
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If you know me, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that it’s difficult to pigeonhole exactly what I’m like. Unless you hate my bleeding guts, that is — but that’s another story entirely.

Assume for the moment that this blog is really a reflection of what my personality is like. Then what am I about, exactly, considering that I can write about heady stuff — economics, politics, philosophy and so on — one moment and completely geek out — on technology, comics, video games and anything else in between — the next?

I’ve always thought being wired a little differently made me (somewhat) interesting, but there was a moment the other day when this “disconnect” really gave me pause.

It was at a bookstore, as I queued up at the register. I had only two things on me:

In one hand, a copy of Alan Beattie’s (he of the Financial Times) False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World.

In the other, DC Comics’ Final Crisis.

I leave it to you to figure out which one I really went to the bookstore for, and which one was the impulse buy.

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