TRANSFORMATION?

TRANSFORMATION?

‘Back to School Night’ I sat in Sam’s English teacher’s room hearing of all the literary works they’d be delving into this school year, Kafka’s ‘Transformation’ being the first.  The other morning I asked Sam how Kafka was going – “Good,” he said, “Because we’re...
NOT THERE YET

NOT THERE YET

I read ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ with particular devoted ferocity. Receiving the book a week or so before I was able to read it, being fully ensconced in Book 5 of a series, I was finally sat down to it. The beauty of the writer’s words...
MARRIED LONG ENOUGH

MARRIED LONG ENOUGH

It’s comfortably affirming, reading the work of writers able to set to print, moments experienced universally by individuals in like circumstances. Diana Gabaldon is one of those. On page 86 of the sixth book of her ‘Outlander’ series, I read this married moment...
PAINT OVER

PAINT OVER

I am painting our house. Being home during the week, I’m graced with the space to do so. Peter joins me on the weekend. Sam used to, a bit begrudgingly, until he got a job. I love the painting.  The scraping, caulking, sanding and washing have their own unique virtues...
TRANSFORMATION

TRANSFORMATION

Another startling artist – floored by another innovative engaged and engaging artist’s work last Sunday night on 60 Minutes: Mark Bradford. As a young boy Bradford took refuge in his mother’s hair salon, eventually styling hair himself. I got the...