Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments on relationships, image, and persona. I've been thinking a lot about all of that upon reading Cleaving. Interestingly, Cleaving is also the title of another memoir about marriage that I love. It's written by Dennis and Vicki Covington (two writers married to each other) and the utter honesty in that work gives one considerable pause as well. What makes it significantly different is that both sides have a say. I'm working on a longer post for tomorrow, but please keep the comments coming and what I can weave from the various strands of thoughts.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be." Ellen Burstyn

Cocktail Hour
Anyone watching Hoarders this season? I do, if only to clean more furiously.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday! Thanks so much to Whitenoise for the kind comment and I second your Where's JR? JR's Thumbprints come back to us!


Anonymous said...

I'll bet he's working on a novel.--Marcel Proast

jodi said...

Michella, I too, am missing JR. And I totally agree with Ellen B!

the walking man said...

I think you are leaning against the safest place in Motown.

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Jason said...

The Cleaving thing is weird because while I didn't see or read Julia & Julia, the idea that this seemingly devoted and wholesome going sex-crazy and cheating on her husband has really tripped me up.

My lady says that she's just a weirdo and couldn't handle being (nominally) famous.

I'm bugged out at how bugged out I am.

Lana Gramlich said...

I've been watching Hoarders since it started. I'm not sure why, but I'm fascinated. I don't understand it, of course. I have a friend who's got a bit of a compulsive hoarding problem, I think.

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