My favorite tumblr →
My sister’s been globetrotting this year and posting a lot of excellent photos here.
A lot of what might be called my political values are, to me, core ethical...– Cheryl Strayed, on her personal political beliefs in the Library Journal. (via kellybergin) God bless secular humanism. (via rachelfershleiser)
20th High School Reunion: we've turned into...
I was in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for my 20th high school reunion. Among my classmates are a handbag designer, a Super Bowl winner, a literal rock star, a producer at NPR, an activist, a Spanish literature professor, an author (I’m not the only one!), an architect, photographers, journalists, doctors, marketers, and lots of lawyers. I am full of admiration for my smart, interesting...
Cindy Sherman knows that appearances are deceiving →
“Ms. Sherman found the card in a trove of old photos she bought at a junk shop in upstate New York about 15 years ago: Fair Deceiver: I did not know until last night that you had a glass eye. Woman you have deceived me and our engagement is off! If I had married you, perhaps I would have found out that you had a cork leg, wore a wig and chewed your gum with false teeth — Anyway, I don’t...
My May Poem
The poem I’ll be reading every day this month is Chronic by D.A. Powell: were lifted over the valley, its steepling dustdevils the redwinged blackbirds convened vibrant arc their swift, their dive against the filmy, the finite air the profession of absence, of being absented, a lifting skyward then gone the moment of flight: another resignation from the sweep of earth jackrabbit,...