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Monthly Archives: June 2004

A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal

I find this too frustrating not to point out…so I’m posting a letter to the editor from the Director of Mizna (whose site I am the web master of), regarding this week’s City Pages cover story:
To the editor, I find it quite ironic and telling that you would print this extended cover story [...]

A Defense For The Dead

Not surprising…but incredibly sad.
“If America hadn’t gone totally junk culture, totally commercial, bookstores like Ruminator wouldn’t have any trouble at all,” Bly added. “David would have done just fine at the tail end of the 19th century. You can’t sell Shakespeare to someone who comes in looking for a discount paperback copy of ‘Reagan’s [...]

Just Generally Hello

Thanks so much to all the well wishers, online and otherwise. This has been one of the better and busier birthday weeks in recent memory. But 31? Can’t say much about that odd number…other than it’s prime (just like me, yeah).

Falafel Is King

Years before the husband was the object of my affection he was my co-worker, as was our mutual good friend Dave. Frequently the three of us would go out to lunch together, sometimes to a St. Paul favorite…the now closed kosher restaurant, Old City Cafe (apparently unrelated to the brand now sold in stores). [...]

What We Talk About When We Say Nothing

Some randomness for this Wednesday morning… Unlike Paul Ford, I am not embarrassed by my geekery (in fact, I was thrilled that he used one of my favorite books as an example). At an early age I decided to embrace my inner dork, to flaunt it even. I thought it better to court the [...]

If You Continually Give You Will Continually Have

Just a quick shoutout to the little man’s fairy godless-mother.
Happy Birthday! The week of our celebrations has commenced, and knows nearly no end. Photo recaps to come.

Special When Flashing

We took a brief break from the city this weekend and went up north. As it turns out, not only did I marry a lovely man, the deal was sweetened by the unexpected bonus…of extremely pleasant in-laws, who happen to have a great getaway spot. We all headed up Friday afternoon and came back [...]

Aggressively Considered

Instead of doing something productive last night I frittered the evening away a: lost in a good book that I’d had on hold at the library (not really a waste of time in my opinion); b: being drawn into the Plain Layne mystery (debatable); and c: playing around with this portrait illustration/icon making tool [...]

The World Before Later On

Oh how I heart NYC. I realized that today marks exactly one year since I returned from my last visit there (reviewing my account of that trip has a. got me all wistful; b. caused me to correct a few typos; and c. made me realize I didn’t take nearly enough photos). Unfortunately I [...]

For He Had Been Born In Ambergris

I did not, by any stretch of the imagination, inherit my Father’s artistic ability. I’ve been told I have a good eye when it comes to taking photos, but I can’t draw to save my life. My Dad, however, can paint a portrait that looks like a photograph…while I have to stick with stick [...]