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Monthly Archives: March 2013
I think that one of the signs of growing older may be when Easter makes you happier than Christmas does. Since the murder of my parents, Christmas tends to leave me feeling more wistful than merry, as I find myself … Continue reading
It’s a variation on an old joke, but done with panache. A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to Bob Gusky!
… but since the semester is heading into the home stretch, the distant rumblings of Gradeapalooza are audible, and so I must propitiate the paperwork demiurges ahead of time. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a tasty garage revival … Continue reading
Smith College, of course, is one of the Seven Sisters, and the well known women’s college has a certain reputation for feminism and identity politics — alumnae include Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Sylvia Plath and Rachel Maddow. (An aside — … Continue reading
The last eighteen hours or so have offered their small reminders of mortality a bit more thickly than usual. First of all, a Facebook friend posted a shot of the marquee of the suburban theater nearest my high school — … Continue reading
From the first time I read Cat’s Cradle (which I read because it provided the lyrics to a 70s prog song I liked a lot — I mention it in Broken Glass Waltzes [and did I mention it’s available for … Continue reading