• …and by then I knew that the South had me, sometimes in a comforting embrace, occasionally in its frenzied and unrelenting grip

    Paul Theroux, Deep South
  • All I asked for was time and distance between us to help me face the life we were throwing ourselves into.

  • Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.

    Neil Gaiman — American Gods
  • The #hat that swallowed @spectacleandmirth #chapeau #derbybedamned (at The Varig Collective)

  • I’m more like Saint Augustine,” she said. “He supposedly wrote confessions but really they were prayers for a fallen world.

    “The Joni Mitchell Problem” by Meghan Daum