Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bea is for Bawdy

This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I was poking around Youtube earlier looking for clips of Elaine Stritch, because the woman who took me on a behind-the-scenes tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate last … Continue reading

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I originally saw this last week on Towleroad, shortly after David Rakoff died on August 9, but had not watched it until now. It’s an extremely moving monologue-dance piece that he performed for “This American Life: Invisible Made Visible” back … Continue reading

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Take Off Landing

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Gallery Night

Two weeks back in the real world, but vacation lingers. One last from Provincetown …

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“A deep blue bowl of perfect days”

I’m still coming down from my Provincetown High. While I was there I discovered the two sweetest words in the English language: Middle Saturday. We raised the bar this year; I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to do just … Continue reading

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“Quiet rode outward like wildfire”

I am not a book reviewer, but I finished Swamplandia!¬†and several people have asked me what I thought, so here’s what I came up with (you know I love lists): *I didn’t love it as much as I hoped or … Continue reading

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“I ride my bike through speeds like flavors”

Possibly the best money I spent in Provincetown was the tip I gave the guy at Arnold’s Bicycle Shop to put a comfort seat on my hybrid. He looked at me askance when I asked (he was totally hungover and … Continue reading

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