March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment
What I’m reading this week:
- “The Afterlife of Pia Farrenkopf” by Carmen Maria Machado (“Currency” blog, The New Yorker, March 27, 2014)
- “A Fight is Brewing” by Jonah Weiner (The New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2014)
- “‘MFA Vs NYC’: Both, Probably” by Andrew Martin (“Page-Turner” blog, The New Yorker, March 28, 2014)
- “The Murders at the Lake” by Michael Hall (Texas Monthly, April 2014)
- “Sacred and Profane” by Malcolm Gladwell (The New Yorker, March 31, 2014)
- “Stickeen: The Story of a Dog” by John Muir (January 1909)
- Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (2013)
March 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
March 26, 2014 § 1 Comment
Trash and treasures are emerging from the fading snow banks.
Among the candy wrappers and soda cans and undelivered newspapers, I’ve seen a VCR (which I guess would fall into the trash category), lots of loose change, hoodies (more than one), and these happy mittens. Happy because they’re red and a matching pair.
While the rule is one sock, shoe, or mitten is allowed to litter the medians, sidewalks, and streets, this lovely exception makes one consider that beloved lost items are hidden somewhere nearby, hibernating under winter layers.