the old blog

absurdity

“The moment you write, you don’t kill yourself.” Hélène Cixous French literary critic and feminist writer, Hélène Cixous, says that…

what we can control

2002. I stood waiting in line at a bagel shop in Rhode Island. My kids were about 3 and 5…

Observing Love

I take note of what lives here: evergreen, burdock, grass, ramp, fox, fisher, mink, raspberry, woodchuck, black bear, maple tree,…

Delusions

I work very hard at collapsing delusions when I write. This isn’t easy. The French philosopher, Catherine Malabou, talks about…

Sovereignty

For Jay RossierApril 7, 1961-May 6, 2012 I’ve been trying to develop my personal sense of sovereignty during this shelter-in-place…

Dreamtime in Iceland

The sun doesn’t rise up in the morning and set in the evening here. It moves sideways across the sky,…

Spákonufell

I was invited to be a writer-in-residence at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland for the month. So right now I’m living…

I love you, Brad Atwood

I’ve been at my friend’s this summer in Providence, working on a research grant. Working, working, working–and then this……. Yesterday…

Dismantling Yourself

“Out of a deep cut, opened in a biography, a new being comes into the world,” writes French philosopher, Catherine…