Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013

This is “Punishment,” my favorite poem by Seamus Heaney. So there I am, in my English Lit class (it must have been Longmire’s class, because Carson taught early English Lit, Haegert was Modernism and Lit Crit, Clough was totally American Lit, and I only took World Lit with Richardson. I remember this poem in Dr.Continue reading “Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013”

I don’t even know what to title this.

Before I start, let me just say that I did, indeed, drop off the face of the internet for a while.  It’s been a helluva summer. In April 2011, my short story, “Items Found In a Box Belonging to Jonas Connolly,” appeared in Strange Horizons. I was, and still am, really excited that they publishedContinue reading “I don’t even know what to title this.”

Happy Things …

1.  DOMA and Prop 8 are struck down.  Yay! 2.  My grandmother, who has been in the hospital and a rehab for the past month, is home and doing great.  Phew! 3.  Apparently, my kid cleaned his room today.  Yay from my shins and feet! 4.  I’m reading Wolf Hall, which is an historical novel andContinue reading “Happy Things …”

Introductory Posts: Their Own Special Kind of Hell

I was actually going to start posting actual entries here last week, but life went haywire—as life often does—and here I am, starting later than I meant to. This may be a theme. So as usual, I have no idea exactly what I’m doing (although it just hit me that I think I’ve been bloggingContinue reading “Introductory Posts: Their Own Special Kind of Hell”