Archive for March, 2009

moose, marriage, pocket history of sex

March 28th, 2009

My pal Cathy Resmer who works for our local alt weekly Seven Days took some great videos yesterday morning at the Statehouse. 300 people descended on the Governor’s office to tell him how peeved they were with his announcement that he’s going to veto the same sex marriage bill pending in the legislature. Things are getting pretty exciting up here in the north woods.


As evidenced also by these fresh honkin’ moose Read the rest of this entry »

sarah waters is keeping me up all night again

March 25th, 2009

This is me up in the middle of the night all haunted by Sarah Waters’ new book, The Little Stranger. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy, and just finished. I can’t tell you ANYTHING about it or I’ll ruin it. But I will say this: READ IT. Then we can talk! It’s coming out at the end of April or early May.

Live marriage!

March 18th, 2009

Hey! I’m posting this from the VT statehouse. They’re holding hearings about SS marriage. Tryin’ ta do it on my iPhone.
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mud season

March 16th, 2009


I went on a lovely hike with Hol out in the woods yesterday. I was thinking about the idea of watersheds because I just read a poem by Gary Snyder called Watershed. He supposedly signs his emails with it because Read the rest of this entry »

out with the old

March 10th, 2009

My drafting table drawer has been growing increasingly crowded and dysfunctional, but I never have time to deal with it. This afternoon, however, I couldn’t take it any more. I started excavating, and realized that a lot of the stuff I’ve accumulated is actually obsolete. Like this little mirror.


I used to use this for drawing expressions. I’d look Read the rest of this entry »


March 8th, 2009

Whose idea was it to move daylight savings time up a month? Does this bother anyone besides me? Maybe it was announced somewhere, but since I’m in a news blackout, I missed it. I just seems wrong for it to be broad daylight out at 6:30pm in early March.

I saw The Reader last night, and am still feeling somewhat flayed. God.

Thanks to Steph for that great list of Read the rest of this entry »

looking at screens

March 4th, 2009

Sorry I’ve been AWOL again. I finished my review for the NYT Book Review*. My excuse now is that I’ve gotten an iPhone.

little screen2

In fact, the moment I left the store with it on Saturday, I sat down on a Read the rest of this entry »