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It’s Been a Melancholy Week.

2016 has been a year of celebrity deaths. I’ve gotten misty over them several times, but I think I’ve only really cried over three of them: first for Alan Rickman, then for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Well, I’ve cried several times over Carrie Fisher. Not only was she too young (she was only two…

Fates and Furies: A Hesitant Review

There’s a lot I don’t like about Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies. It’s slow. It’s often overly flowery. It winks at itself. Its characters have unlikely and sometimes symbolic names. It occasionally feels like it’s trying SO HARD. Yet I finished it. And I wasn’t sorry I did. ClassicsFates and FuriesGreeksLauren GroffLiterary FictionmarriageTheater

Keep Moving Forward

New Year’s is one of my favorite holidays. It not only speaks to my inner overachiever, but it plays into my sense of self-loathing! Seriously, though, I make resolutions for myself throughout the year–there’s always something that can and ought to be improved upon, some new skill I’d like to acquire, or some magical change…

Bored to Death

There is a chunk of time every day, between the girl’s bedtime and the boy’s, when I am essentially alone in my house. My husband is upstairs, reading stories to the boy and getting him situated. I have between fifteen and thirty minutes to myself. A lot of people would use this time productively. Me,…