How you know when you are really really good friends with someone: you exchange Christmas cards with his parents. (You know who you are!) (Yes, I still haven’t mailed out all my Christmas cards.) (Yes, I am still going to do it.) (I don’t care.) (I have stamps now!)
Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’ They have taken my Lord away,’ she said, … More My Favorite One
I heard somewhere once that every cashew plant produces only one cashew. Only One. Do you think that’s true? Yikes. (grading now….)
bacon. salt and vinegar potato chips. Or plain. Raisinettes. (Yeah, I’m still supposed to be grading papers).
I know that Mr. Buechner spells his name “Frederick” and not “Frederich,” as I originally spelled it in the previous post. I think it’s just that I wrote my Master’s thesis on a German man (Thomas Mann, to be precise), and so I have these residual German-like sorts of things– things like spellings– in my … More Correction
Sometimes I am envious. There, I’ve said it. I am envious of my artist friends. Yes, I am. All of them, I think. And this is because in my perception of things (an important phrase, that), they produce art that they can finish. Complete. Accomplish. End. I have painter friends and poet friends and singer-song-writer … More Me and Frederick
So I called Kinko’s today. They know how to spiral bind things, you see, something I, myself, cannot do. And today is the day I must take my thesis to be bound, so that I can take it to the university tomorrow. And tomorrow is only about three or four weeks later than the good … More Terror in the Afternoon
(i can’t say entirely what it is but i could watch it again and forever i think maybe it’s the singer’s voice (so gentle) or the views of San Fransisco (we were there once for a blissful time in 2002) or the intense angles of the roads in that city so far away from here … More isn’t it?
Grey-brown fingerprints all along the lowest part of the molding that forms the arch between the living room and “red room.” The boys have learned to leap up and grab this molding and cling to it for a minute, testing the strength in their upper arms and shoulders. It is an impressive feat that makes … More Signs
We have a friend named Nate who makes films. You can visit his film site by clicking on his company name, “Fourth Line Films” on the right. Or you can visit his blog here. Both links would be Very Much Worth your time. We got to know Nate last spring when he and a film … More The Natural