Archive for October, 2007

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

embarrassment of riches

it is Thanksgiving weekend up here in the cold lands on the Atlantic coast.  harvest season, frost touching the air, leaves beginning to change.  pumpkins – les citrouilles – are perched on door stoops and smashed outside grocery stores, thus providing entertainment across the generations. Oscar discovered, this weekend, that pumpkins roll.  he also discovered […]

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Saturday, October 6th, 2007

my last Duchess and other neuroses

the incomparable Slouching Mom offered interview questions. like a fish to bait, i bit. i’m a person who’s always found minds attractive, and Slouchy’s mind – from what i can piece together from the online personae she unmasks for us – is fascinating, and intuitive, and friggin’ brilliant. i wanted to know what she’d ask, […]

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Monday, October 1st, 2007

child of the heart

i decided, at the ripe old age of four, that i would never have sons. it was daughters for me: a posse of them, like the pack of dolls who inhabited my room and imagination. what was there of boys, those queer, foreign creatures of snips and snails, to desire? so i grew up dreaming […]

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