Favorite things

The very excellent writer and my colleague, Carol Guess, has a playlist on one of my favorite music and culture blogs, Largehearted Boy.

Not only is she an excellent writer, but she has great taste in music.


Among my most favorite things is my around-ear noise cancelling headphones. Now, this isn't the model I have, but it's the model I'd love. Anyway, they're fabulous to have when either grading or writing.


I love Lumpia.


And I love it when a writing project is going well . . . unfortunately, here's where my love-fest ends. I'm totally stuck.

While putting out that table of contents was a useful exercise, I see gaping holes that need to be addressed--such pursuits require time (which I don't have). Two weeks is all I ask . . .


Meredith is encouraging me to apply to Breadloaf and Sewanee.

I've been applying to Breadloaf for some time, lost my eligibility for fellowships 'cause my first book had been out too long, and now I can reapply with my second book. I've never applied to Sewanee. Anyway, I'm feeling guilty about leaving the family for such a long stretch, but if Meredith is giving me the thumbs up, then I better apply.


Current Spins:

Jeff Hanson. At first, I thought this was sung by a woman. My goodness, that voice.

Oliver de la Paz