Re-reading The Namesake
I’m teaching this novel again and the more I read Ashima’s character, the more of my mother I see in her. If my mother were Indian, she’d be the exact image of Ashima. Her and her “perpetual fear of disaster, ” yes, that’s my mother.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty...– Mark Twain This quote is what inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A former student of mine just started his own bootcamp and asked me if I’d be interested in joining. Be the all-time supporter of my kids I was all gung-ho. Today was my first day. Everything hurts. Forever. Goodnight, Tumblr.
The work day is over
Talk about a lack of enthusiasm. Damn you, rainy Mondays. Not only are you a Monday, you’re rainy too.
A lovely reminder
The girls bathroom at our school has no mirrors in front of the bathroom sinks. There is only one mirror inside the handicap stall. Today, I went in there to rinse out my coffee mug. As I looked up at the white tiles that line the walls I noticed something, a phrase scrawled faintly in pencil. I leaned in for a closer look and read this: I’m sure you look wonderful :) I never go into this...
Nothing in his memory anywhere of anything so good.– The Road
Babycakes Goes Shopping
I went to the book store yesterday and bought the following books. The Whale by Philip Hoare Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon White Oleander by Janet Fitch Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
What my yia yia could never understand about America was why everyone pretended...– The Virgin Suicides. Jeffrey Eugenides
If you break little promises, you’ll break big ones. That’s what you...– The boy, The Road by Cormac McCarthy
This was the perfect day of his childhood. This the day to shape the days upon.– The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I am currently experiencing another low. I look at all the people I encounter on a daily basis and I listen to what they like to do, what they’re obsessed with, etc and I realize that there is really nothing that I want more than anything in this world but to be a writer. Yet, I’m doing nothing about it. I see Laz and I am envious that he immerses himself so fully and completely in his...
How do you...
Reclaim enthusiasm? Recapture youth? Revisit old memories? Retain your innoncence? Relive special moments? Remember old friends? Regret the past? Restore your faith. -AH
Modest Mouse Announce Summer Tour
7/02 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theater 7/03 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 7/06 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC @ Grinders 7/09 Santa Fe, NM - Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre 7/10 Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center 7/12 Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall 7/13 Fargo, ND - Hub at the Venue 7/14 Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum Theatre 7/16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival 7/17 St. Louis, MO -...