Archive for February 2008

the lobby bar

stepping off the elevator, i knew immediately that something was wrong. i think it was the sound, a combination of forced silence and panic, a controlled chaos. instinctively, i walked toward the chaos, toward the lobby bar. i saw her, a middle-aged woman with dark hair lying lifeless on the floor. it took me a […]


if you’re going to smile, smile like this*. *He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on […]

"meet me in montauk"

joel and clementine.  thanks to my sister, i finally met them this past weekend, and i’m glad i did. emotionally withdrawn meets free spirit on a train.  they are unexplicably drawn to each other despite their obvious differences.  unbeknownst to them, they are, in fact, former lovers who will fall in love again. i love […]


there i was, minding my own business, blogging — a cute little story here, a deep thought or two there — i was comfortable with my smallish, understated blog, my little home on the vast internet, known only by a few friends. and then, the day i posted my story about being a smart-mouthed eight-year-old, […]

lunar eclipse

growing up catholic, i remember one particularly interesting day of sunday school.  i was eight and the topic of the day was faith and how we, humans, cannot always rely on physical proof for certain things.  of course, at the center of the talk was the existence of god, but mr. d began with a different […]

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