Month: May 2014

There and (Possibly) Back Again

I fly to Europe tomorrow. Like an oscillating fan, my brain alternates between unfettered joy and unrelenting terror. I’m concerned I might be experiencing mental whiplash. Is there some sort of neck brace to prevent that? Thus far I’ve been using alcohol and Star Wars books for children to dull the lashings. These curatives have proven to be less than…

Bookstore Blues

Once in a great while, I’ll spot a book at Barnes & Noble that appears to be worth picking up and reading right there in the store. Maybe the cover is bright and attractive, maybe the pages are dense with illustration. I’ll admit to reading books by their covers, or at least picking them up for that reason. Most often,…