The structure … is always the story of how the birds came home to roost. –Arthur Miller I’ve been watching Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallender series. I like crime movies. but I don’t like to dwell on the crime, which is what American crime movies usually do, as if the crime is what’s interesting. I went to see The Life of Pi, even though I don’t like movies or books that […]
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> When I was eleven, I developed a phobia about being buried alive. Freud said that the fear of being buried alive is a distorted desire to return to the womb, but my friend Louise who was schizophrenia said that obviously it’s the fear of being out of anyone’s reach and beyond their concern.
> A cool summer, but my heirloom Glaciers have been ripe for weeks. They are a Swedish tomato. I like to imagine someone gathering their tiny seeds and bringing them all the way here to grow in my little garden on 13th Street and to feed my family, who are part Swedish, too. Using Chuck’s grandmother, Alma, as my representative Swede, I always assumed that they were relaxed, uncomplicated, easily- […]