i used to read voraciously (sometimes i think one can only know that word if one did). i still can, but more often i don’t (that doesn’t make any sense). anyway, this past weekend i read catcher in the rye, that famous banned book by j.d. salinger (and according to the previous owner of my copy, should still be banned…i hope you aren’t still stupid, melissa h., wherever you are). i was going to sit here and try to write something clever about the book, but i think all that stuff has probably been said (and much better than i could say whatever it is that could be said). i would just like to report that it is a tremendous book and everyone should read it, even if you are offended by its language and subject matter (because none of us should be living a life in which we are never offended…or provoked, irritated, challenged…forced to think outside of yourself; if you are, you might be a phony).