Sunday, February 22, 2004

"You can no more win a war than an earthquake!"
Jeannette Rankin, peace activist, first woman ever elected to Congress

I'm reading Women on War: An International Anthology of Writings from Antiquity to the Present, edited by Daniela Gioseffi, published by The Feminist Press at CUNY. This is a fascinating, award-winning collection, filled with short writings--stories, memoirs, poetry, essays--that speak of women's experiences and views on war. First published in 1990, the second edition was published last year. Now reading an excerpt from The Wind Blows Away Our Words, Doris Lessing's book about the Soviet war in Afghanistan. More on this soon...

New York, Here I Come

This morning I made hotel reservations for our trip to New York City. Time for a little unrestrained glee. Yahoo! We're going in a month, around the time of our anniversary. We're taking the train down (the Amtrak station is 2 miles from the house; that makes it the only way to go). If you have a minute, please send me tips on any of the fun, literary New York spots you like to haunt. We're going to be staying on the Upper West Side, so great cafes, bookstores, not too expensive places to eat would be great, too. Thanks!

By the way, where in Brooklyn does Paul Auster hang out?


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