I’m a Magpie
1. I tend to move through the blogs I read regularly in alphabetical order. This means that Dykes to Watch Out For follows Dawn Eden in my daily cycle, and those odd companions are forever twinned in my mind. 2. Every night, I brush my teeth, wash my face, and murmur, “Well, that’s something,” at [...]
1. You really should tip for take-out. I mean, sure, they don’t have to clean up after you, but they went to the trouble of putting your food safely into a container and then maybe a plastic bag, didn’t they? Never mind not losing your order in the first place. 2. Tips on beverages should [...]
The Men in My LifeIn no particular order, save, perhaps, order of appearance. Or maybe height. I don’t know. 1. 2. 3. 4.
I’m pretty damn proud of my cookie recipe. It’s adapted from Rodale’s Naturally Great Foods Cookbook, by Nancy Albright, which I picked up for seven dollars at the Briarwod Bookshop in Annapolis my freshman year of college. I bought the book at 2:53 Pm on October 15th, 1995. How do know? Because the receipt is [...]
1. Blog But that just seems unfriendly. So here’s what we had for dinner tonight. Elaine and Nona, a couple from across the street, came over. Brian and I want to be them when we grow up (not that they’re any older than us, really). From WildHarvest.com: Spring Wild Harvest Ragout With Fiddlehead Greens & [...]
“Facts” I dreamed were true this week: 1. George Harrison and John Lennon are still alive, but share a body and don’t go out much. 2. William Hershel was one of a set of triplets, but ate the other two soon after birth (in my dream, I read it in a book, and thought, “I [...]
I'm a librarian. Special skills include dog charming, brochure writing, slapdash cooking and long-winded nattering. I also enjoy watching the sunset's reflection in the tall buildings downtown.
For a while there, I taught classes on Classical literature, philosophy, and the history of religion at New College of California. I have an MA and an MFA in Writing, and live on a boat in Sausalito, CA.