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The Derby

I’ve lived about a mile from the place for 16 years now, but have never been. Until tonight. The place, The Derby. In Arcadia. Not to be confused with The Brown Derby in Hollywood, where the caricaturist drew all the stars (Frank Lane, I think) — he’s the father-in-law of an art director at an […]

Operation Eden

The latest from Clayton Cubitt, at Operation Eden: We are living in a world of shit: Beating me down yesterday: since I bought my mom her little trailer it’s in my name, but I don’t live in it, so on paper FEMA considers me some rich absentee landlord and my mom a mere tenant, so […]

Jill blogs one of my favorite passages ever. (from Babel Tower)

At Jill’s Notebook, a post about Babel Tower by A.S. Byatt, with excerpt (from which I quote a briefer excerpt, you gotta go there to read it all) A novel, Women in Love, for instance, she says, is made of a long thread of language, like knitting, thicker and thinner in patches. It is made […]