These holiday-themed meanderings I keep putting out are starting to make me feel like a greeting card company, but I am trying to reframe it as being b…
Zoe Selengut
You know the scene in Animal Farm where Boxer tries to learn the whole alphabet but can't get beyond the letter D no matter how he tries? Tragic and af…
Zoe Selengut
Everyone has been coming around trying to sell me a decadal system even after I said that I don’t want one. I store my old years in a metal filing cabi…
Zoe Selengut
Holidays, if you observe them, are like a funnel cloud descending from the heavens to the earth and on below it, shuttling you right down through the c…
Zoe Selengut
An unmixed good thing I will say about Jack Kerouac is I like the weird little passage in Visions of Gerard where the cat gets held fast by the jowls a…
Zoe Selengut
“What kind of a place would Heaven be if a man had to ride up to the gate and leave his horse outside?…If there’s any other world after this one, it st…
Zoe Selengut
The people demand to know what the best novels of the decade were, and nobody but me can tell them. You will recognize many of these titles from my las…
Zoe Selengut
I have a pretty good grip on myself empathy-wise, but sometimes I am put into conditions and under pressures not covered by warranty and then I am help…
Zoe Selengut
—Did you know Josef Hofmann, the pianist, invented a house that would be mounted on an "electrically driven turntable" so that it would turn with the s…
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Odysseus, no friend of mine, has what Pamela Dean somewhere defines as the fatal flaw of the novel-reader: which is wanting to know what will happen if…
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The world is full of creeps who love Glenn Gould, why do I have to be another one? I do, I love him, but what is the need, what is the purpose of this …
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I am a sick woman, I am a spiteful woman. I am so sick I would give exorcism a try to see if this is not a virus but possession by a vengeful spirit, b…
Zoe Selengut