Friday, August 24, 2007

When we first moved into our pricey new Shanghai apartment building in 2006, we justified the expense by admiring how neat, clean, and functional everything was.

Then, like Cinderella's various vegetable accoutrements, everything began to vanish at the stroke of midnight, exactly eighteen months after we moved in.

In the last week, our electricity went out. Then our water went out, followed by the water heater. Our air conditioner began pouring water down the walls and onto the sofa. Our shower head fell off. Our water cooler flooded the cabinet on which it rests. The handle on our back door fell off. The pipes refused to drain. The washing machine began to leak, gushing suds all over the kitchen. A light fixture fell from the ceiling in the dining room, then another in the office. The guest bed buckled and collapsed. And then this morning we woke to find the shattered glass remains of a light bulb that exploded in the living room last night while we slept.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oh, and I just had an article accepted for an upcoming issue of CRAFT magazine, sister publication of MAKE - and Dev is doing the photos.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hello all, and sorry for the infrequent updates. I've been working on creative writing projects as well as launching a new magazine - more on that soon.

I received a nice note last week, though, from my editor at Small Spiral Notebook regarding my recent review of Anthony Giardina's White Guys. The author wrote her to say that he really appreciated my review and thought that I "got it" more than many mainstream reviewers. Kind praise from a talented man, though amusingly he thought I was a "he."

Look for more on the new magazine this week!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A new review at Small Spiral Notebook, of Anthony Giardina's White Guys.