2. Today I am going on a walk with my friend Angela. We are going to look at a wild blueberry field at the top of a Kingsbury ridge and spend some time wandering around an old cemetery up there. But at the moment I am sitting at my desk trying to solve the confusing problem of soccer carpooling.
3. On yesterday's post, Teresa left some fine remarks about Moby-Dick and Great Expectations. I'm particularly interested in her theater remarks. I am not theatrically well educated, so to me, at least, her perceptions are eye-opening.
4. My brief memoir piece, "Word Problem," has just appeared in the South Loop Review, volume 12 (which is available in the flesh even though the website doesn't yet feature it). I mention this here because it may be the oddest piece I've ever published: it's written as a faux-algebraic word problem and deals with the intertwined history of a handful of friends and lovers. If you happen to get your hands on it, I'd be glad to hear what you think because to me the piece feels like a very strange departure.