At dinner, an unexpectedly personal affair, we were discussing the differences in our ages. The conversation took a turn on the phrase "I have a body, like Adonis." (Consider the placement of the comma.) Which quickly shifted us to discussing the nameless quality which goes by "sex appeal" or "fire" or ... And the term … Continue reading 2017.04.25 : black holes
The lights are indirect, but bright so that you can see everyone's faces. Ideally, conversation is easy, clumped here and there, the table might be best to be round, for maximum interlocution and ability to eavesdrop, but in my head, it is nevertheless, an elongated dinner table, with rounded corners, allowing the carefully planned seating … Continue reading 2017.03.01 : a dinner party
8Sometimes we are Ouroboros; endlessly circling ourselves, unable to escape, trapped within the confines of our own thought-cycles. Like a Lady in a Victorian novel, I'm lying in the dark, trying the calm the headache that has decided to take up residence between my temples. Exhaustion wars with boredom for the right to command my … Continue reading 2017.02.28 : hobbies: food.
If you haven’t seen Jen Kirkman’s new special on Netflix Just Keep Livin’? you are seriously missing out. There is a lot of hubbub (always, but especially right now, it seems) about whether or not women are or can be funny. I’m not here to weigh in on that debate, because I know that I … Continue reading 2017.01.11 : being and doing
I’ve been racing through the last 300 or so pages of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum. Part of it is because I just want to be finished with it – not that it hasn’t been enjoyable – 600-page books are very, very heavy, and I’m tired of dragging it around with me, both psychologically and physically. … Continue reading 2017.01.09 : a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on the Bible