On Cock-Eyed Optimism

My friend Jill said I should write about her, so I am. Jill just got a full-time job. So? you ask. Well, it’s like this. She went through a very difficult year of divorcing her partner, inauspiciously selling her home, moving to another state, moving back, discovering that the support of her family that she … Continue reading On Cock-Eyed Optimism

On Exhaustion and Bookstores

So, here’s another Friday. For city employees, it’s a three-day weekend (Monday is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S.). A friend asked me what I was going to do over the weekend and I told her my plans. Then I said, “No matter how long the weekend is, it’s never enough time to do everything … Continue reading On Exhaustion and Bookstores