I didn’t do a Summer That Was post this year, since I was on research leave and didn’t feel the usually-clear demarcation that comes with the beginning of the fall semester. But the year and the leave are now nearly … Continue reading
Category Archives: Personal
:: waiting for a chapter handoff from my co-author, who will then begin waiting on me. :: guessing how long it will take to finish the current article. :: wondering what the new-to-me tentacle-sucker shaped fungi is that is growing … Continue reading
A wonderful snippet sent over by my dear friend Jenny: Inside every mind there’s a hermit’s cave full of light, full of snow, full of concentration. It’s from Mary Oliver’s “At the Lake,” and it made me feel so seen.
There is always a kitchen. When I remember them — him, her, her, him — there is dough, flour, water, heat. Light, both too much and not enough. Refuse. Blood. Vegetable love, and already, just this far in, we’re at … Continue reading
Kitty has reviewed the manuscript production schedule. We continue to ponder it.
Here in the relative lull of Spring Break, it occurred to me that I’d not done my usual posts about blogiversaries and birthdays and such, and that there are also some approaching milestones. And since I lately have cared less … Continue reading
Pottering around the internets at 5 am, I noted that Compatriot G had enumerated his obsessions of the past few years, most of which I knew about, but some of which I did not. This seemed like a very worthwhile … Continue reading
I remember this one as a long, odd summer. I read, I wrote, I cooked (a lot), I drove. People visited. We plotted. Nobody died, although a couple of friends got very sick and I spent the better part of … Continue reading
I started subscribing to magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair pretty early on, when I was 13 or so. Before the Internet, in an absence of underground zines, and for someone too young/uneducated to read things like ArtForum, it was … Continue reading