Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

"alimento mori
n. the insomnia-borne jolt of awareness that you will die, that these passing years aren’t just scenes from a dress rehearsal, rounds of an ongoing game or chapters in a story you’ll be telling later, but are footprints being lapped by the steadily gathering tide of an unfathomable abyss" . . .

Thank you Grant for pointing me to The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, my new favorite thing on the internet.  Also one of my least favorite, insofar as it's one of those things I absolutely wish I had written myself.

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Photos from Hot Dish

Thank you, Amy Robb, for taking some awesome photos from the last Hot Dish on Wednesday night - I think everyone had a great time.

 Eve Troeh reading an essay on her disastrous time living in Norway

Adam Novy reading from his new novel, The Avian Gospels

Me reading a new essay on swimming and parenting

 Sofiya Alexandra making the audience cry with a story about her grandparents' marriage

Unintentional twins

Mary Hamilton reading a wonderful essay on young love

Hot Dish co-producer J. Ryan cracking up the audience with a piece on his lack of useful skills

 Please tell me I'm not always making that face.

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Hot Dish 5: Now with more pie!

If you're in the L.A. area on Wednesday night, why not check out Hot Dish? We'll be doing a benefit for 826LA this Wednesday at 9pm.  Enjoy some wine and fresh-baked desserts while listenign to readings by Eve Troeh, Sofiya Alexandra, Mary Hamilton, Adam Novy, J. Ryan Stradal, and me! RSVP here!

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