Guggenheim Fellowship

April 13th, 2012

[This is Mentor. I’m sending out a quick message until she has a chance to post in more detail, but as you may have heard Alison Bechdel has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for 2012.

Here are some pointers to a few of the announcements:

– On the Guggenheim Foundation website.

– From the LA Times .

– Here’s my favorite, from the Burlington (VT) Free Press:
Bolton woman recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship


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 »


January 2nd, 2009

Whew! Thanks for all the menopausal remedies. I’m gonna go chug some Barlean’s flax seed oil, insert a hormone pellet in my, my, …you know, my noun, then massage some neutral Kiwi shoe polish into my scalp.

Look, I just got the latest issue of Granta. This is a very fancy schmancy literary journal, to which I have contributed a short graphic essay.
Photo 13

See my name on the cover? Right there with Siri Hustvedt and Ali Smith and Jonathan Lethem? There’s also a clever story inside by the wonderful and terrifyingly prolific Emma Donoghue.

Meanwhile, Holly decided we should move the birdfeeders closer to the house. Dr. Winnicott thinks this was a splendid idea. Click the below picture, it’s a video. I still haven’t figured out how to make my videos show up with that handsome, graphically lucid and self-explanatory “play” arrow on ’em, which would make this entire sentence, as well as the last one, unnecessary.