Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reflections on Dirty Chocolate: Epilogue to the Ballad of Desiree –

“And I hope to learn from you how things really are, why it is that around me things sink away like fallen snow, whereas for other people even a little liqueur glass stands on the table steady as a statue.”   — Kafka Desiree got up around 4:30 p.m. and began bouncing around the apartment, sober […]

Coffee Shop Detective

Today I was sitting in my second-favorite coffee shop listening to some album someone had told me to listen to, looking at inane things on the internet, and regretting every decision I’d ever made, when this couple walked in. They sat right in front of me at one of the little tables in the middle […]