Archive for January, 2014

let’s review: stitches

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

“But what if the great secret insider-trading truth is that you don’t ever get over the biggest losses in your life? Is that good news, bad news, or both? . . . . The pain does grow less acute, but the insidious palace lie that we will get over crushing losses means that our emotional [...]


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

If twenty-six felt strange, then turning twenty-seven felt stranger, in a time-is-a-whirlwind kind of way. how is it possible that time keeps flying ahead of me, moving me closer and closer to the next milestone, which is an object that appears closer than it is? If New Year’s is about resolutions, then birthdays are about [...]

let’s review: paris in love

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

This book was a gift from my husband who, ironically, hates memoirs. But I like them, and I like Paris, so there you go. Paris in Love is a collection of observations from the year Eloisa James and her family lived in La Ville-Lumière-presented in brief essays and even briefer paragraphs, expanded from social media [...]

let’s review: a prayer journal

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

“Dear God, I cannot love Thee the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon.” –from A Prayer Journal, Flannery O’Connor So much is packed into this small glimpse of a young Flannery O’Connor’s [...]