Brief Encounter... →
…is one of those movies that when it’s on, I have to watch the whole thing. And sob.
A prestige-free zone →
When you work at home, fellow alums, discipline is the supreme virtue. Suicidal...– Sam Lipsyte, Home Land (via nevver)
Oblong Books event →
Thanks to Touya from The Reader’s Garden blog for posting this recap of the event I did on Sunday at Oblong Books with Carley Moore and Gina Damico. And, yes, I do indeed talk with my hands. A lot.
Good stuff... →
…in this piece by Douglas Coupland. Particularly liked the “Your life doesn’t change much after being published.” On the day that my first book came out, I spent the day going to three different pet stores to track down the right cat litter. That pretty much sums it up.
Almost as good as being in Paris. But not quite. →
For anyone who actually retained the twelve years of French they studied. Because as my recent trip to Paris showed me, I did not.
Each from Different Heights by Stephen Dunn
Each from Different Heights Stephen Dunn That time I thought I was in love and calmly said so was not much different from the time I was truly in love and slept poorly and spoke out loud to the wall and discovered the hidden genius of my hands. And the times I felt less in love, less than someone, were, to be honest, not so different either. Each was ridiculous in its own way and each was tender,...
The Real Work....
The Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. —Wendell Berry
Please check out this trailer... →
I had the opportunity to see this documentary about this amazing young woman last night and I really hope you’ll watch when it airs on MTV at 10p on August 17th because it’s fantastic. A true testament to the strength of the human spirit and what it means to stay true to your dreams.
Because everyone should listen to some kpop once... →