Tag: reading

Life’s Little Detour

I read about the Spanish Flu and I find it gives me little comfort even though it’s making me smarter. I lay on my side, holding my Kindle at the perfect angle to keep it from jumping to horizontal from vertical. Hunkered under two… Continue Reading “Life’s Little Detour”

Book Thief

Tonight my dog, Swirl, went into my office, picked up a 406 page library book entitled, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back,” and carried it back to his bed. When I discovered this, the book… Continue Reading “Book Thief”

99 New: Forced Reading

Hard book, eyes aching Wrongness stacked like baby blocks See it through, see it      

Respite Care

It is so hot here I have to dump ice cubes out of the plastic tray into a plastic bag and hold it on my neck. My head breathes heat from the inside out; if I hold my hand up to my face, I… Continue Reading “Respite Care”

Book Smarts

My friend Karen is reading How Democracies Die. She told me this in the locker room after our swim and shower. It was so like her to be toweling off, her skin red from the world’s hottest shower, and talking about the slippery slop… Continue Reading “Book Smarts”

A Book Club of One

You know how every girl you ever knew was in Girl Scouts? I was, too. I remember the uniform and the sash, especially the sash, because I’d get new badges and, if my mother was in one of her too bummed out to sew… Continue Reading “A Book Club of One”

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