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Notes From a Pandemic: January 30th, 2021

Greetings, dear friends of the present and curious citizens of the future. For my first pandemic journal of 2021, it’s hard to know where to start. I published my last journal about two months ago, and the pileup of news since then has been overwhelming. In just eight weeks, the pandemic got a lot worse [...]

Review: Lauren Groff’s “Fates and Furies”

In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera compares human lives to musical compositions. He writes of two lovers whose “musical compositions are more or less complete, and every motif, every object, every word means something different to each of them” (89). Kundera contents himself with cataloging a “short dictionary” of words the two lovers [...]

Quote 4-8-2016

“The story we are told of women is not this one. The story of women is the story of love, of foundering into another. A slight deviation: longing to founder and being unable to. Being left alone in the foundering, and taking things into one’s own hands: rat poison, the wheels of a Russian train. [...]

Quotes 2-22-2016

“Love is fusion in the sun’s core. Love is a blurring of pronouns. Love is subject and object. The difference between its presence and its absence is the difference between life and death. Experimentally, silently, I mouth I love you to Holly, who breathes like the sea. This time I whisper it, at about the [...]

Quote 1-7-2016

“Mr Bloom could easily picture his advent on this scene––the homecoming to the mariner’s roadside shieling after having diddled Davy Jones––a rainy night with a blind moon. Across the world for a wife.” ––Ulysses, by James Joyce, pg. 544