Monthly Archives: July 2012

So we’re comin’ out of the kitchen ’cause there’s something we forgot to say to you

Yesterday afternoon, Brendan and I drove back to Portland. I was supposed to give a reading with Cathi at 7 at Books-A-Million in South Portland. I was going to read from my new paperback, and Cathi was going to read … Continue reading

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I have no thought of leaving, I do not count the time

This weekend, we made a pact to try to stay off our computers as much as we could. Brendan succeeded entirely, which was no surprise, because he’s not as addicted as I am to the computer in the first place, … Continue reading

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There could be trouble around the corner, there could be beauty down the street, synchronized like magic, good friends you and me

Brendan and Dingo and I just spent three days in Western Massachusetts with my best friend Cathi and her husband, Dan. The occasion of our visit was Cathi’s and my first joint reading together, ever, in almost a quarter century … Continue reading

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, strumming on the old banjo

For a couple of years, Brendan and I have batted around an idea for a TV show called “Cougar Kitchen”  — scripted, but imitating a reality show, with a sexy, bitchy older woman and a sexy, obedient but slightly seething … Continue reading

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I love you most of all, my favorite vegetable

I walked in to the soup kitchen on Thursday morning to find Monica, the kitchen manager, almost in tears, in a state of awe. There were 10 or 11 boxes on the floor by the steam table, the most beautiful … Continue reading

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Let me ride through the wide-open country that I love

When we got to the Eastern Prom yesterday morning before 10, the whole place was buzzing. The entire street that runs along the promenade was blocked off, and men in reflective yellow vests directed cars to park on side streets. … Continue reading

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