Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Like Hammer Time but with Less Cardio, It’s Galley Time!

Arte Publico Press has issued the galleys for my upcoming poetry book, Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners (September 2013!).

This book’s release is similar emotionally, for me, to that of the first book I wrote, which was a short …

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Posted in books, cats, domestic, insects, writing on 07/02/2013 09:17 am

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Answers to Important Questions Posted by Readers

Not because I don’t know how to unlock my own Word Press blog comments, but because they deserved their own entry! The following questions come from Mr. Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, two of Houston’s apparently few cat bloggers.…

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Posted in books, cats, writing on 05/15/2013 07:05 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blogger’s Guilt

Hey, everybody.

So, over the past year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and its evolution and about “online brands” (for want of a not-annoying phrase). For various reasons, I decided to pull back on how much …

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Posted in books, getting older, obessions, reminiscing, writing on 05/15/2013 06:32 pm

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Don’t be mad.

Sorry I’ve been the worst blog updater in the world lately. But you know how it goes. Blah blah excuses go here.

Important Stuff

I got some awesome sandals on sale at TJ Maxx today. I ate …

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Posted in books, domestic, Houston, pop culture on 07/23/2008 01:06 am

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Advice for Girls and Boys

Boys first. Boys, girls don’t want to have sex with boys who:

1. have to make sure their friends approve of their sex partners, first.
2. talk about sex and violence interchangeably. (“I’ll shoot it …

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Posted in books, psychobabble on 06/17/2008 12:53 am

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Rejected, Dejected

Is there anything as non-physically gut-hurty as getting a rejection letter in the mail? For any reason?

It’s so painful. It’s like someone breaking up with you, but remotely, so that you don’t even get a chance to …

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Posted in books, pop culture, venting on 08/14/2007 05:19 pm

Friday, July 20, 2007

There’s this really weird book. You should totally check it out.

The other day my friend Ashley and I went to Texas Art Supply, which is one of the most awesome stores in Houston, partially because it contains all the …

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Posted in books, pop culture, stories on 07/20/2007 11:13 am

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Pattern of Crappy Feelings

So my endocrinologist is making me take my temperature every day this month, and I’m learning ever so much. One, my temperature never goes up enough to indicate that eggs are in my uterus. Two, …

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Posted in books, health on 10/27/2006 06:28 pm

Monday, October 2, 2006

The Ren Test

We went to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday, like dummies, in the hot sun. I thought, at one point, that I might die of low blood sugar and dehydration. And yet we all had fun, I think. …

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Posted in books, domestic, health, photos, venting on 10/02/2006 01:46 pm

Friday, February 10, 2006


Most nights, I read to my kids. Last night we decided to give up on Ramona and Her Father and switch over to A Wizard of Earthsea, instead. I haven’t read that one since I was a kid. …

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Posted in books, parenting on 02/10/2006 10:38 pm