Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2010«

Dear Sookie

August 19, 2010


Dear Sookie, Sit down, girl, let’s talk. Look, I’m gonna try not to be too judgmental here. First of all, I know you spent most of your life with copious amounts of peroxide seeping into your skull – which can never be good. So your decision-making skills may have been affected by the sustained brain […]

“Things don’t have to be true to talk about ’em, you know.”

August 15, 2010


A few days ago Amazon sent me a gift, a gift I paid for but, never mind, it felt like Christmas anyway. I received a DVD of the 1986 film ‘night, Mother starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, written by Marsha Norman and based on her Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway play. Big deal, right? A DVD? […]

In which the fangs are exposed.

August 11, 2010


Anyone who knows me slightly, even if only via online presence, knows that I am a big fan of the television series True Blood.  It’s just a confluence of so many things I love: good writing, Alan Ball, the supernatural, quirky characters, a strong queer presence and bitchy dialogue.  (Those last two inevitably intertwine.)  And, […]

why is your mama so funny

August 6, 2010


“children when they ask you why is your mama so funny say she is a poet she don’t have no sense” (from “admonitions”) I remember vividly, as a child, sitting in the stacks of the library where my father worked, days upon days, reading whatever books I fancied. Sometimes I read things because I had […]

“You know, Frankie, you’re the only soul alive who understands me.”

August 3, 2010


Dear Helene Hanff, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE? As it would happen, you’ve been right beside me. To suggest you have been missing from my entire life is quite false, since in fact you’ve been an ongoing presence throughout it. I discovered, via my parents’ VHS library of recorded-from-cable films, “84 Charing Cross […]


August 3, 2010


One day, when I figure out out to make a snazzy interface that allows me to inter-link various and sundry, I will have this tab somewhere. For now, I will simply alert you to this link for my sister site at Tumblr. It is, like other tumblr blogs, more a collection of randomness and, for […]