February 2013

Nobody ever told me

About a year ago, my son grew to my height, and he has not shown any sign of slowing down ever since. He's about half a foot taller than I am now, taller than his father even. It is a very complicated feeling whenever I am startled by having to strain my neck in order [...]

I have been prowling the streets of Poetry Foundation late at night, identifying victims. You could see this as an easy way out for a severe case of blogger's block if you wish. But sometimes, brevity is gold, and Ms. Grossman masters it like a badass patron goddess.   I have to tell you by [...]

I Hate Valentine’s Day

As much as I hate Mother's Day, my own birthday, I hate Valentine's Day more. To be completely honest, it is because these holidays set up expectations despite my resistance and I inevitably am disappointed. I am a Cancer so my natural reaction is to set up walls around myself when these days come around. [...]

I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately. Maybe for once it’s really not me that’s at fault. Maybe it’s The 2012 Best American Short Stories collection that I have been reading. I have cried suddenly and uncontrollably over several passages. None of them were overtly sentimental. Certainly for a collection of this caliber you [...]