Archive for June, 2013


Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

“Here is the guy who was born to tell me jokes….” Three years of being married and this is still true: I like how his antics and my humor are in sync. Maybe there’s something that’s not that funny, but if I glance over and see that familiar grin, I don’t know, suddenly it might [...]

let’s review: tender buttons

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Lisa Congdon’s lovely detailed illustrations pair nicely with the first portion of Gertrude Stein’s extended modernist poem, Tender Buttons. I read somewhere that Gertrude Stein’s poetry is like “verbal cubism”–and I’d say that’s a fair assessment. More about movement than meaning, these words are arranged whimsically and tucked into corners of fragmented stories, like ordinary [...]

let’s review: someday, someday, maybe

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The Lauren Graham factor is what drew me in, admittedly. At first, I found myself hoping for a few more Gilmorisms. (Not that I was expecting the same thing, but you know what I mean). The story started out a bit slowly for me (“Someday, someday, maybe I will get to something really good”) but [...]