Monthly Archives: November 2007

Beethoven Meets Marshmallow Desire

Situation 1. I decide to get a Rice Krispie Treat. Sitting at home, stationary at my table, I decide that it would be supremely delicious just then, just now, to have a Rice Krispie Treat. So I put on my coat, slip shoes over socks, wrap a scarf neckwise, check wallet pocketwise, keys likewise, and [...]

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European Madness in Search of a Name

A woman next to me on the plane was reading a magazine. I couldn’t help peeping. “It’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Big-Breasted,” it said. I secretly felt my own breasts, and I must tell you they seemed inadequate, and didn’t seem to be changing any time soon; in my exhausted state I [...]

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Fiction?

I came home from a long train journey one day and set my belongings in their strange, incorrect spots.  Suitcase blocking the entryway.  Messenger bag next to the stove.  Jacket slumped in a corner.   Everything fell off me.  It was my disordered order, my traditional entrance, and my coffee was slurpably at hand and through [...]

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Harpoon Sniffles

Cough cough sniffle sniffle and I’m ignoring even my vibrating iPhone these days in order to concentrate on not stopping … not stopping what, I can’t really say, but if I just keep going maybe it will pass. I get up, look in the mirror and say, wow, you look terrible. I’m a rumpled portrait [...]

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