Highlights: January 12: Starting the year off right, Jacob inserts a craft bead into his ear. Fortunately, it falls out after a single night. Hooray for ear wax, that unsung hero. January 15-18: My fifth year at the Cape May Winter Getaway, where I start seriously thinking about my manuscript. Also where I start the […]
Every year I say I’m going to chart the books I finish reading that year. I never really make it past February. This year I’m totally going to try. Again. A few things I need/want to read this year: Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Nothing Left to Burn, Jay Varner Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell Palo Alto, James […]
Dear President Obama, Thanks for keeping your promise about DADT. I’m done being mad at you now. Hugsnkisses, Rachel p.s. – you look so happy to be signing this law today, and that makes me happy. you’re awesome.
I saw this on YouTube this morning, and it’s so delightful I had to share it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLwivcpFe8] I could spend all day watching poems. I can’t decide which lines in this poem are the best: it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still as solemn as unpleasantly […]
Dear Borders, Looks like our love affair is coming to an end. Clearly you just don’t know me at all. I mean, really: Dark Day in the Deep Sea? Don’t you know I have a primal, deep-seated fear of the ocean? I don’t even know what this book is about, but already I’m feeling the […]
If you have already heard the news, please forgive me for repeating it. But just in case you haven’t: Dean Young, a wonderful poet who also happens to be a lovely and generous person, is in need of some help. You can read the details here; I urge you to give what you can, if […]