The Big Ring Circus is closed for cleaning and renovation. Sasquatch, as newly appointed head of security, will likely be available to answer your questions as needed. Riverboat, as our beloved janitor, will be shuffling about-swinging keys, leaning on his broom, and in general milking the clock. Here are some suggestions to help you get through this difficult time.
Read a book- and here’s a list of good ones I have enjoyed over the years.
Growth of the Soil- Knut Hamsun
Everything is Illuminated- Jonathan Safran Froer
Fortress of Solitude-Jonathan Lethem?
My Losing Season- Pat Conroy (insert joke here)
Blood Meridian-Cormac McCarthy
Huckleberry Finn-Samuel Clemens
Confessions of Nat Turner-Stegner?
The Air-conditioned Nightmare-Henry Miller
The collected works of Louis L’amour
That should do it.
You could also…
Learn to cook:
a nice pot of etoufee
Pot Roast w/ coffee gravy
Arroz con Pollo
Black bean Soup
Write your congresspersons, or learn who they are
Hang out with your dorky new road bike buddies
Listen to Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet
Build a tree fort
Steal office supplies from work
Drink some Manhattans
Or a Robroy
Climb a water tower
Plan an ambitious outdoor adventure, and invite me-
But don’t just sit around waiting for something to happen.