Archive for April, 2010

~waiting~

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Waiting. Job interviews, notes from people reading the novel, subtle shifts, new worlds approaching, as yet to be discovered. When in limbo, make asparagus-walnut pesto, chipotle-cilantro black bean soup, sautéed mushroom and grilled polenta, digest three seasons of Mad Men and photograph dead tulips.

~green (& badminton)~

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

~hanami~

Friday, April 16th, 2010

A fun night visiting friends who are fellows at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin this year (library below). Alfonso kickcd a** at ping pong, I admired the spring blossoms. Finally!

~NPR début~

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

There are a handful of jokes in this lil’ essay, but don’t sneeze, or you’ll miss ’em. Text version here.

~thinking of jim~

Monday, April 12th, 2010

~bestiarum vocabulum~

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

“(Swinburne is) a braggart in matters of vice, who has done everything he could to convince his fellow citizens of his homosexuality and bestiality without being in the slightest degree a homosexual or a bestializer.” Damn, Oscar Wilde, throw down the decadent gauntlet! Nevermind Wilde himself was derided by Edmond de Goncourt as lifting his […]

~signs of spring~

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

At the end of another dense editing day, we walked ourselves like a couple of pups through the twilight. Buds! Clouds! Vintage lingerie! It will be so good, as Whitman says, to finally “loafe and invite my soul.”

~paperback writer~

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

75,000 words, 350 pages. That, ladies and gents, is a novel! We will walk into the sun now, I will buy it a coffee, and begin our new conversation: is that really what I mean? is that all I have to say on the subject? is there a more lovely way to say it? It […]

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