Welcome to my new office, my desk in the new library, a 5 minute bike ride from home.

Seriously?  I’m knocking on wood all over the goddamned place.

I’m still off the WiFi map — I am! — but in the meantime here’s a quote for you and for me from our very own Kurt Vonnegut.  The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. I” — page 195.

I would tell students to make their characters want something right away — even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time. One of my students wrote a story about a nun who got a pice of dental floss stuck between her lower left molars, and who couldn’t get it out all day long. I thought that was wonderful.

Here’s to dental floss.

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