It will take a certain kind of person to fully appreciate this book. If, for instance, you could never make it through the densely twisting word-forests of Henry James, you will likely run screaming away to some more easily navigable, clear-cut pasture. If, however, you found yourself enthralled with every belabored word, reveling in his … Read moreThe Typewriter’s Tale
In modern parlance, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo serves up the tea. But honeychild, it does not stop with tea, it continues on serving a twelve course meal, plus some bubbling hot, sugar-encrusted pie for dessert. This is a tale of old Hollywood glamour, glistening and opulent on top yet filthy underneath. It illustrates … Read moreThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I was so happy that one of my favorite flowers, the Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), made it through the winter. I’m always fascinated with myth and legend, folklore and fairytales. I love tracing the paths these tales take, the ways in which they transform and mutate with time and distance, the ways they’re still evolving … Read moreBleeding Hearts: A Japanese Legend
One iconic moment that stands out in my memory of Gwen Stefani is her video performance with No Doubt of the song “Don’t Speak”. It features the band practicing alone together, Gwen looking like a quirky little girl who borrowed her mama’s church dress, dancing around in red lipstick and bare feet, juxtaposed with scenes … Read moreGwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like #ThisIsWhatTheTruthFeelsLike #GwenO2O
It’s said that friends are the family you choose, and this is something I’ve always lived by. When your blood relations turn out to be disappointing, or toxic, or simply absent, you can make better choices. Form your own crazy, interwoven tribe from shared loves and shared experiences. I feel fiercely protective towards my friends. … Read moreA Month of Gratitude, Day 10: Kinship
Oh my sweet yams. I promised myself I wasn’t going to say much on the recent Supreme Court decision to treat gays like autonomous human beings. The thing is, if you know me at all, you’re already aware of how I feel. FREAKING ECSTATIC. And if you don’t know me, well silly, get to it! … Read moreFollowing Your Own Religion Before You Expect Others To.