book review: what i learned in a thousand towns (dar williams)

Right, so. I have a blog. I also have a therapist. She’s new. I’ll call her LS, because that’s her name. It has been a rough mental health year for me because besides, you know, a fucking disgusting racist xenophobic sexual assuaulter being elected President, both my longtime prescriber and therapist BOTH retired. The last…

read what you’ve already decided to read

I’m going back to October for my January reading, and reading what I own (sort of). In October, I read only books that were on my GoodReads to-read list before October 1, so in January, I’ll be only reading books on my to-read list before January 1. You guys could join me. Sometimes it feels…

read what you own (sort of) october

At the beginning of October, I became completely overwhelmed by the state of my Goodreads to-read list. This was one part oh God I will never read all the books in the world and one part I got a Kindle and suddenly there were all these new books! That looked good! That weren’t on my…

giveaway: 33 1/3’s ‘fear of music’ by jonathan lethem

For reasons that don’t need exploring at this junction, I have ended up with two, TWO!, copies of the latest release from the 33 1/3 series, Jonathan Lethem’s book on Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music. I do not need two copies of this book, because I only need to read and write about one, so…

in like a lion

March is my favorite month in North Carolina, because unlike in Minneapolis and Chicago and even Baltimore, spring actually happens here in March. There’s cold days, and there’ll be another cold snap, probably, but the sun starts to shine and the flowers start to bloom and winter starts to retreat, and it all makes me…