He might be doing something very similar to what DJ Waldie, the lyric poet of Lakewood, is up to over at the KCET website. Waldie's blog is a treasure trove for any Southern Californian with more than a passing interest in his or her surroundings. The guy's reminscences, reading lists, and local political observations shouldn't be missed.
Sure, I'm exaggerating a little with the Borges comparison, but not by much. Waldie's book Holy Land is literature of the first rank. And, like Borges, Waldie suffers from a sight impairment. Waldie's also numbering his blog posts — perhaps in a nod to some arcane Borgesian classification system?
I probably need to get out more.
At any rate, here are a few of my favorite posts from Waldie thus far…