Here was my first volley to Portland, Oregon florist Spellbound: I want an ostentatiously fabulous arrangement delivered to a super dear friend that will leave her colleagues going, "Nobody ever sent me flowers like that in all my life. She must be beloved." And obviously I want her to feel that way, too. Let’s discuss … Continue reading Flowers to Seafarer from Fly Over Country
When my friend Sonya asked me to do a guest post for her Hot Researcher (that’s what I call it in my head) blog, I knew I wanted to find a way to tie it in with her delightful series about the great poet Katherine Philips. After all, that blog series inspired me to add … Continue reading Guest Post From Beth Burnett
Betsie took over my last job in the Braille and Talking Book Library. It included coordinating the volunteer narration program and over the course of her first years, we became good friends. I still volunteer for her. In January, she moved into a new house. I'm no good at painting, plumbing and wiring are a … Continue reading Ostentatiously batsh*t crazy buttercream flowers
On the first day of classes in London, I went to the British Library with a letter from my professor on MSU stationary saying I was doing legitimate research, and my passport. After sitting me in a little room for about an hour while my security checked out (with a dozen other patient, library-likewise souls … Continue reading Across the Pond 6: Worshipping at the British Library
I was exploring a question that fascinated me, wrapped up in the poetry of a woman who reached across 350 years and grabbed ahold of my intellect and imagination: could two women have an emotional affair without having a physical affair? I was radically feminist and Lesbian philosophy loomed large in my education where I … Continue reading Across the Pond 5: “Innocent” friendships or coded erotic expression?