1.25.2014

Cathedral

Raymond Carver, why didn't I know I didn't know you? Great, great, great. "A Small, Good Thing" was one of the most satisfying stories I've ever read. I loved "The Bridle" and "Cathedral", too.  Go read this, and then let me know so we can talk about it.

1.20.2014

Timber

That night we finally broke out the gift certificate Jenn and Rich gave us for Christmas in 2012.  After dinner we explored that neighborhood by checking out the Fairytail Lounge.  A unicorn head on the wall, go-go dancers on the bar, tables with hooves and topped with half-mannequins to make centaurs, porn on the television.  And Kesha on the radio.  He says he only hears Becky singing it now, ever since her rendition on the Christmas Eve drive home from Nana’s.  Then he says, “I’m really glad to be joining your family.”  I’m stunned by the setting and the timing. And I think it’s one of the nicest things anyone ever said to me.

1.11.2014

And Another Thing

Another good word is deciduous.

1.07.2014

Word

Word that I love but rarely have occasion to use: talisman.