September 2008


Today is the first official day of fall, but here in Austin it’s midsummer. The temperatures are still in the 80s and 90s…and I love it. In New York summer always felt too short, and I’m glad that summer here will stretch into…October? November? I guess I’ll soon find out. One of my favorite poems… Read more »

Polls, polls, polls

I’ve become addicted to checking three election poll sites: Pollster, RealClearPolitics, and FiveThirtyEight. I’m not sure why I keep checking them almost every day. I think I just want to know what the outcome will be before I get my hopes up too much. This is probably partly because of the heartbreak of 2004, when… Read more »

Bread Loaf

Bread Loaf was magical. I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about it, how to explain how magical it was….I’m not sure I can capture it here, so that someone who’s never been could understand how special a place it is, but I’ll try… I first went to Bread Loaf when I was… Read more »

Comments snafu

The comments feature hasn’t been working for the last few weeks, so I apologize to everyone who left comments that didn’t get posted. My Assiduous Website Manager (a.k.a. my sister Jackie) has been working to fix it, and it’s finally fixed now. Thank you, Jackie!