Friday, January 7, 2011

of a whale

It's that time again. Time for the Moby Dick Marathon in New Bedford. We're off to New Bedford ahead of the snow (at least I hope we're ahead of the snow) to spend 25 hours with my favorite novel. We'll check on how the oil is dripping from KOBO's bones, have coffee at Cafe Arpeggio and Celtic Coffee House, follow along until we fall asleep, keep an eye out for the rabbi who davens when he reads, listen to favorite passages in languages we don't speak, and all that cool stuff for the 15th year.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Moby Dick Marathon, I've gathered some of my accounts of marathons past for your reading pleasure.

January 4, 1997 Call Me Ishmael
January 5, 1997 Moby Dick - The Marathon
January 3, 1998 logbook of the whaling ship Lagoda
January 3, 1999 marine mammal as allegory
January 5, 1999 allegory as marine mammal
January 6, 1999 mammal as marine allegory (scroll down for pictures of KOBO the blue whale's vertebrae waiting to be reassembled)
January 3, 2001 that allegorical marine mammal again
January 2, 2002 it ain't easy
January 3, 2003 like a split jib in a squall
January 3, 2004 white whale
January 4, 2004 whale rearticulated
January 3, 2005 in this same new bedford
January 3, 2006 ishmael and so on
January 4, 2006 9,265 sentences later
January 5, 2007 Moby Dick Marathon -- Day 1 (January 3)
January 5, 2007 Moby Dick Marathon -- Day 2 (January 4)

January 11, 2009 ishmael in port
January 9, 2010 tweets du jour
January 10, 2010 tweets du jour

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