Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Julio Cortázar Blow-Up and Other Stories is the most fun I've had reading, so far, in 2015. Hopefully that joy comes across in my most recent article, Infiltrations of the Surreal: Argetina’s Julio Cortázar, for Macmillan's Criminal Element.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Remember Mr. Mint, Lord Licorice, Plumpy, and Gramma Nutt?

Our present choice for family game night is Candy Land. Remember that one? Our 1999 version features King Kandy, Mr. Mint, Lord Licorice, Plumpy, Gramma Nutt, etc. One great thing (among many) about parenthood at middle age is the chance to relive childhood again. Little d and I have as much fun in this simple race-to-the-finish board game as four-year-old daughter. And, yes, it’s still frustrating to be almost to the end only to get stuck in Molasses Swamp or sent back to Plumpy when the rest of the gingerbread men are hot on your heels … always my luck!