So, we’ve been talking about The Grapes of Wrath and migrant farmwork, which led me here now to David Sedaris and his very funny book, Naked. His story “C.O.G.” starts with a long-distance bus ride to Oregon where he is bound for an apple orchard so he can pick fruit from trees. On this road […]
Archive for July, 2009
So I went with my mother and sister-in-law to see Topol’s farewell tour of Fiddler on the Roof in Dallas two months ago, and at the end of the show, the sister said, “I didn’t remember that the ending was so depressing.” Well, yeah.
Her brother had told her before we left for the show that […]
So, I’ve been writing about road trips, and I’m actually on one. Right now. We drove from Dallas, south on I-35, through Waco, Austin and San Antonio, to the lovely new Best Western motel on Highway 90 in Hondo, Texas. The view from our window is a corn field that stretches off into the horizon.
So I’ve got wretched allergies, right? And I’m really bad about going to the doctor. It’s more because I hate making phone calls than I hate going to the doctor, and I think more doctors should do online scheduling, but that’s another story.
My eyes were itching and watering for three months before I finally decided […]