Tag Archives: the book

Size matters

When Y asked me to reflect on what elements or affordances characterized this past year as simply sublime, I was momentarily rendered speechless. Everything, I wanted to say – that is to say, nothing: no appointments on my calendar for … Continue reading

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being bookish

my blogging has suffered a bit in recent weeks as my extra-sabbatical readings and writings have been a bit more demanding than i anticipated. i hope they will yield some potentially ponderous and interesting postings over here in the weeks … Continue reading

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when in rome…

Lines from “An Englishman in New York” swirl about my mind and the Geertzian invitation to “make the familiar strange” beckons with every “pardon” and “look left” written in yellow paint at pedestrian crossings. And with each passing minute in … Continue reading

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in the land of afternoon tea

a short post for now as eyes beg for slumber to combat extreme jet lag. i’m having a hemingway moment. out of body and at home at the same time. i slept a total of 15 minutes on the six … Continue reading

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nanowrimo – day 13

still in the cafe from earlier, someone still crooning above me — i can hear it now because i’ve taken the earbuds out that i put in to create an enclosed writing zone. i just got wind of the NaNoWordSprints … Continue reading

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the awkward politics of going public

the ways in which adolescents make themselves known has long been a source of fascination for me, even (i suspect) from the time i was an adolescent myself. i would watch my peers preen for one another, show off the … Continue reading

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don’t judge me

“it’s summer. there’s not a lot on tv.” “i like to be entertained while i eat my mystery-refrigerator dishes for dinner.” “no one can see me.” none of these excuses can quite fully explain away why i just watched an … Continue reading

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words, Words, WORDS!

i just spent the last hour flitting from blog to blog to twitter account to facebook page and back — all publicly available spaces of relative strangers whose writing drew me in and gave me pause: in a world where … Continue reading

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ideas that leap off the page (literally)

is this what writing should do? words that work their way into our conscious and subconscious minds, connect with existing ideas to form new ones, take on a life of their own within and then beyond the page, beyond the … Continue reading

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…and we’re off!

i finally started reading the hunger games. all the words that have been used to describe it to me by friends who were enthusiastic in their praise — gripping, read it in one sitting, fantastic, great YA fiction, must read … Continue reading

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