What I Want to Read

A collection of 5 posts

Earning your age

Do not deprive me of my age. I have earned it. May Sarton — Generation Above Me (@TheGenAboveMe) January 14, 2015 This ought to make me get serious about reading some May Sarton.


A preview of Men Explain Things to Me. The adaptation at The New Yorker makes me want more of Solnit and Virginia Woolf.

Asserting Oneself

Brain Pickings points to an appreciation of Italo Calvino contatining this gem of a thought. “Asserting oneself … doesn’t mean asserting a name and a person. It means asserting oneself with all that

Noting Loss

The Writer's Almanac reports that today is the anniversary of the last entry in Robert Falcon Scott's diary. Writer's Almanac also passes on Scott's record of his disappointment at learning that Roald Amundsen


To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered