I come up here and I do the best I can. I give you the best I can. I can’t do better than this. I can’t.
–Eric Bogosian, “I’m Here. I’m Here Every Night”
from TALK RADIO
I used to be one of those people who would come back to their blogs after a prolonged absence, all self-conscious about it, wanting to explain, to pledge to post more regularly, to get on a schedule. I’m over that.
So, the only question is what to write about after so long? I cast an eye inward, but then decided to just let the Story Cubes put my thoughts together.
I’ve been on a huge reading binge lately. I’ve got about 5 or 6 books going on right now, but the top 3 this past week:
- THE COMPLETE GARY LUTZ by Garielle Lutz
- 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian
- A DAY, A NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY, SUMMER by Christine Schutt
The thing that’s helped me do all this reading is the Nook Glowlight 4e that I decided to splurge on a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it’s my aging eyes, but my laptop, tablet, and phone screens just weren’t cutting it anymore. Between that and the fact that reading at night no longer keeps me up and is thus improving the quality of my sleep, Nook is the first single-use media device I’ve had in my EDC kit for a very long time.
All this reading has definitely unlocked something. It’s filling me up on the old magic, helping me rediscover things that make me smile. Things like Nathasha Lyonne doing an Eric Bogosian monologue…