Andi Laidlaw has been following the rivalry between the east side and the west side with interest. Katherine and Babs did well on Torch, she wrote. Then she enclosed an argument in favor of the Bay side.
I am inclined to think she has made a good point. Of course that is because I live on the Bay side myself, and am fond of sunsets. Here, have one of Andi’s.
Nothing like a little winter rivalry to bring out fence-painters in force, leaving me free to spend my time reading Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 to my Civil War veterans. (The part about the town of cats stirred them up.)
If you just dropped in here for the first time and wonder who these people are and why they are going on about sunsets and this side or that side (and of what, you may be wondering) – well, that is how I feel about 1Q84. I recommend you just come along for the ride. Gradually you’ll figure it all out, and by the time it scares you, you’ll be among friends and be comforted by the companionship.