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flimsy
flimsy
River is freezing over and the swans and ducks have a narrow, darker path that they ...
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shop of owls
shop of owls
Went into my favourite bookshop today, which has owls carved of different woods stashed in all ...
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“high, wild, savage and frightening”
“high, wild, savage and frightening”
What is that book you're always carrying? my friend wanted to know. So I opened it ...
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the c-u- in court
the c-u- in court
Drowsy today & introspective and I had to sort of tip myself out of the house ...
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I’m not sure you’re taking this entirely seriously
I’m not sure you’re taking this entirely seriously
Went to the outdoor store to try on their $1000 goose-down & coyote fur jackets. "Made ...
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tall & straight-sided
tall & straight-sided
Tonight I saved somebody's life. I cycled past a table on the mall where Scientologists were ...
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Felix Nussbaum
Felix Nussbaum
Today I saw the paintings of Felix Nussbaum who because he was born Jewish was murdered ...
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like a cake
like a cake
Went down to the print shop to ask him to make me a copy of one ...
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we were dancing
we were dancing
On the Weihnachtsmarkt before it closed I had this most marvellous adventure. Rounding the corner my ...
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olivewood
olivewood
On the market I bought a tiny chopping block made from olive wood. It's dense and ...
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knifegold
knifegold
An hour ago I made friends with two Israeli dudes selling Vietnamese knives on a drearily ...
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like lamps
like lamps
Just now walking down the street the most miraculous small experience. It's growing dark and the ...
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a novel filled with good advice
a novel filled with good advice
The place I've sublet has a shelf of Joanna Trollope novels and I've just reread two ...
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hipsteroid rage
hipsteroid rage
The problem of hipsters. Nobody is one, yet everyone complains about them. It's a bit like ...
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eros unregulated
eros unregulated
On New Year's Eve after a quiet dinner party at the home of a Romanian artist ...
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cafe dating
cafe dating
First date in a cafe. "They always play such excellent jazz here," he is saying. "Try ...
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pink for the body, blue for the sky
pink for the body, blue for the sky
chapter xi: the window does not trap what it views At the wilderness fundraiser we are ...
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je dis, elle dit, edit
je dis, elle dit, edit
I feel widowed. I am winnowing. Dancing through this manuscript one last time with my tiny ...