the neverending story by michael ende

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende is one of those books that I really should have read already.  A hundred years ago.  When I was ten.  At the very latest yesterday.  It’s meta.  Cortazar for kids!  Books are dangerous and powerful and magical.  The lines between reality and fiction are nebulous, and reading can transport […]

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second-hand words

Sometimes we’ll write a song, finish it up, even play it at a couple of concerts, and then it will fall flat.  Suddenly we don’t want to play it.  Suddenly we can’t even play it (to a kind of weird extent).  Then we throw it out. But damn it, I always think when this happens, […]

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heroes in frankfurt

Designed by a regular, it was slathered with some things you’d expect on a burger (onions, bacon, cheddar cheese) and some things you wouldn’t (peanut butter, hot green chilis, pineapple).  I hesitated: I am not usually an adventurous orderer. But nothing else on the menu sounded interesting in comparison.  I ordered.  It was delicious. I […]

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let’s geek out: books and brighton and more books

This is my to-read pile. It has gotten a little out of control. Particularly when you consider the fact that I have another to-read shelf that isn’t included. This is just my to-read-first pile. The most interesting. The titles I wish I could get into right now, all at once. I worried that when Baby […]

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