Monthly Archives: August 2011

Amy Hempel

Yesterday, while housebound, I discovered Amy Hempel. A friend had lent me a copy of her complete works (an enticingly slender volume; she has only ever published very spare short stories) but it took gale-force winds to make me sit … Continue reading

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love

I moved to Brooklyn a couple months ago. I live at the far end of a local train; it takes about 40 minutes to get into the city–on weekdays, at rush hour (other times, well, never mind). Every morning I … Continue reading

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sometimes

writing makes my eyes hurt and my brain wilt.

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birth

[commencing: free-form thoughts!] ~ Tomorrow’s my birthday! I’m throwing a sangria party at my house. This means later I will be shopping for lots of booze and fruit, two of my favorite things to shop for. I’m not sure who … Continue reading

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cloud

I am putting off writing this novel (again) by throwing myself into “research.” (Yes, I know “research” is just another word for “bullshit.” I’ve spent the last two days addressing the psychological underpinnings of “bullshit” and yes, I’m entirely (or … Continue reading

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