Lost Animals

The first poster was for a dog. Fluorescent green paper with a smaller white page laminated on top of it to protect it from the Oregon rain. Picture of a small, scruffy dog. Missing.“Jimmy”Terrier mix.Skittish, do not chase.If seen, please call 541-555-1234  I began to see these posters everywhere. And by “everywhere,” I mean frequently … Continue reading Lost Animals

In Praise of the Try-Hards: ‘The Other Bennet Sister’

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone is the protagonist of their own story. (And also that any writing about Pride and Prejudice must re-create a version of its famous first line.) Shortly after writing my post of "unanswerable questions" and "roguish speculations" about Pride and Prejudice, wherein I shared my sympathy for poor, … Continue reading In Praise of the Try-Hards: ‘The Other Bennet Sister’

Quick Lit: ‘Leave the World Behind’ and ‘Sh*t, Actually’

A few years ago I started using the library to check out books again in earnest, realizing that my budget couldn't really keep up with my appetite plus recognizing that my shelves were filling up with books I had no intention of reading again. And I discovered that checking out books from the library is … Continue reading Quick Lit: ‘Leave the World Behind’ and ‘Sh*t, Actually’