The Gold Standard

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)¬†Yesterday, while texting with a friend, I mentioned that I would like nothing more than to fall into fall. Or really, at this point in time, just to fall over, preferably into a large and comfortable bed. This…

Cherry (and Blueberry) Flavored Nostalgia

Nostalgia is an unhealthy trap that's very seductive. The problem is, life is a very cruel, tragic and unsatisfying experience and you always think that another time in the past would have been ideal for you. For example, if I think back to bell-epoque Paris, it's like Gigi, with beautiful costumes and great wine. The…

Chicken Fun

The forest stands as a shivering pillar for night/and the silence is a silver cup where moments fall/echoes distinct, whole, a careful chisel/sustained by carved lines. . .-George Seferis ("Erotikos Logos") I woke up today to darkness and rain. Boo! Needless to say, this weather is beyond depressing. It's hard to believe that exactly a…