Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Wordy Shipmates

   Sarah Vowell, Riverhead Books, 2008 If you’ve ever wondered why history books are so dry and devoid of passion or plot when today’s headlines and political disasters are so full of them, a little Sarah Vowell will do you good. … Continue reading

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Forgetting Names Messes Up Seeing Old Friends

I hate when I can’t immediately remember a name of a past acquaintance. She wasn’t the produce manager at the grocery store, or the twentieth person I met at a company picnic last month. She was a woman who had … Continue reading

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Some Girls, My Life in a Harem

Jillian Lauren Plume Book, 2010 What would Patti Smith do? She would sing to me. She would forgive me for losing myself, writes Lauren of her coming of age memoir. I had nothing to forgive her for, so I could … Continue reading

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Painting My Office Benjamin Moore’s #697 Scenic Driv

Last month my husband helped me paint my twelve foot by twelve foot office. The previous color was a tamped purple with enough black to render it a hue Jane Austin might have attributed to the wallpaper in the closed … Continue reading

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