The Pope is making snow angels on the cover of the current issue of The New Yorker, and Heather Horton's Central Park Angel graces the snowy top of the essay "Winged or Shriven," still up at Escape Into Life. No snow angels here! Sunny, blue sky, currently 37 degrees. Off I go soon on errands and then to more family wamily gathering! Maybe I can actually burn the trash out at my parents' place today. Last night it was too windy, but, oh, the starry sky!! May you escape any woe or trouble in 2013 into a Happy New Year. And please wish the same for me, as there's been some! Yeesh. But already it feels/is lighter in the morning!
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited a literary magazine, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and taught college English courses. Now I write & edit as a freelancer, blog "eight days a week," study the random, and listen to birdsong.