My Favorite One

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 Love

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

Me and Frederick

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

isn’t it?

(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

The Natural

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