Nina's Reading Blog
by James Frey (Anchor Books 2004; © 2003; ISBN 1-4000-3108-7)
When I was a sophomore in college, I took a course in contemporary American literature, and one of the books on the course list was William Burroughs’ 465 more words
1 day, 7 hours ago
That Idiotic Tractor
I have to admit, it was the Idiotic Brother who goaded me into it. I’d heard there was a guy with the Carrboro Fire Department who has an old Massey Harris 44 and I mentioned it to the IB. 923 more words
2 days ago
Where is the place you call home?
In this morning’s paper I read a story about a young couple from New Orleans who came to the Hudson Valley when they were formed from their home by Katrina. 256 more words
3 days, 3 hours ago
The following is a prayer gleaned from several different books, mixed with scripture, to pray for that person that seems too far away for God to reach. 281 more words
3 days, 7 hours ago
Adjustments to Normal
I inherited my granny’s old typewriter when I was in Fifth Grade.
It came in a hard-sided olive green case.
I loved the sound of the keys when I worked out the staccato of my thoughts into words. 143 more words
3 days, 11 hours ago
Letters to a Young Actor
Can’t settle. Prowling.
Hunting for a way in.
Like trying to find an Advil gel cap dropped on the kitchen floor in the middle of the night. 714 more words
3 days, 19 hours ago
Views from Around the Corner
On the day after my 16th birthday, I was first in line at the DMV. I was so eager to drive, to get my dad’s red Cutlass under me and hit the road.
3 days, 22 hours ago