In response to overwhelming popular demand, I am going to try to post a bit more often. OK, so the demand wasn't overwhelming. Still, the fact that anyone would bestir her ass to request more regular updates makes me feel loved.
I could have been posting all along, but instead (when I can), I spend a lot of time checking other peoples' posts and letting them lead me to interesting places. And I had one such experience today.
My dear friend Jodi did something she seldom does (no, not wake up in the same bed twice in a row, silly!). She left her "Comments" feature on for one day, and predictably - because her site is one of the most deservedly popular blogs on the face of the planet - there were dozens of responses. Including one from Jodi's friend and lunch partner Kyria.
Jodi's forever extolling Kyria's virtues, so I went to her website and found some very crisp and hilarious writing - Kyria's a New York comedian with some really keen and funny observations. And as I went through her site, I discovered a kind of buried treasure.
They're called "Stories for the Hopeless Romantic" - I've yet to divine the logic of the title, but one day it will become clear, I'm sure. Ten exquisite pieces (there are actually 11, but one is "removed for editing") about childhood and early adulthood as a Jehovah's Witness. Insights and observations that are by times achingly funny and by other times wrenchingly poignant.
It's a view of a world so few of us know, written with grace, elegance, wit, and style. Check it out. You'll be richer for it.