grace alone might have to do

February 18, 2011


“If ever there came a morning when mercy and simple good fortune took to their heels and fled, grace alone might have to do.” (Paradise, Toni Morrison) The summer before my ninth grade year, I read the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison. I had checked it out from the public library which was within walking […]

Dear Jon Kortajarena

February 7, 2011


Dear Jon Kortajarena, The only reason I bought the film “A Single Man” is to watch you smoke. Languidly, sensually, lusciously smoke. As the foggy curl stretches itself against the curve of your lips, groping its way past your warm amber eyes and finally dispersing to meet the hazy afternoon sky just past your thick, […]

Attention: Mike Leigh, a film non-review review

January 26, 2011


Attention: Mike Leigh Your films, dear sir, torture me. And for that I am extremely grateful. “Another Year” won’t leave my mind, two weeks after seeing it. Like other of your films, it resonated with the almost stupefying silence of the boredom of humanity and our everyday “getting on with it.” You play with us […]

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Dear Ruth Goodman

January 18, 2011


Dear Ruth Goodman, I am completely and actively devoted to you. Can I be you when I grow up please? Many of my fellow countrymen probably have no idea who you are, and that’s a shame. I myself only recently discovered Edwardian Farm because of my newly born and overwhelming fascination with the Edwardian period […]

Dear Lady Gaga

October 25, 2010


Dear Lady Gaga, So I was recently watching some throwback Fraggles episodes (I was high.) (On cake batter.) and I realized that I have decided what your new name should be. Not looking for a new name, you say? Well, I’m not looking for god awful eurotrash pop songs on my TV every time I […]

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

October 8, 2010


And he is greedy and lactose intolerant. Dear manufacturers of SILK Soymilk, Mint chocolate flavor? I know this was made for me and only me and I thank you. The care and attention you have shown to create a flavor that I suggested in response to your facebook wall query a couple of years ago […]

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why some people be mad at me sometimes

October 6, 2010


Resonance. Re-reading Lucille Clifton I came upon this poem and it made a resounding clang within my current emotional life. I wanted to share. From Blessing The Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (c) 2000, BOA Editions, Ltd. . why some people be mad at me sometimes they ask me to remember but they want […]