I’m a Magpie
So Brian and I have started watching the American remake of the BBC programme ‘Life on Mars’. In it, Lisa Bonet plays Maya Daniels, the modern-day girlfriend of Sam Tyler, a detective who has mysteriously traveled back in time to 1973. So my question is: if Lisa Bonet is ‘Maya Daniels’ in Sam Tyler’s world, [...]
Brian and I are walking down the street. A man walks by in stylized safari getup, including combat boots with the pant legs tucked in, and a wide-brimmed hat. Me: Do you think he’s a Man in the Yellow Hat fetishist? B: What? Me: That man (points exaggeratedly with eyes). Do you think he’s a [...]
The hardest thing about writing a syllabus is the editing down. Last semester, I had the gall to actually edit the Iliad (and I questioned throughout the course whether I’d done the right thing, though I’m happy I included all the supporting texts I did). But this time it’s even worse. There are stacks of [...]
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.