Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Kindness of Strange Friends: December, 2008

December, 2008 Dear Nicki, Grin.  You’re not really all that strange.  Thank you so much for your card and the book!  It was wonderful to talk with you today!  So wonderful.  I am sitting in the living room of my … Continue reading

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Getting on with conversations: Dec 2008

Eli, We should get on with that conversation.  There are such things as phones.  I am not at my most happy or confident right now in terms of myself, but I am quite confident in the universe and meaning being … Continue reading

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The sloshing of a washing Machine

18 November, 2008 Namaste. Hey! How’s it going? Sawubona.  The moon is waning tonight in a clear sky that’s black for once instead of orangey-fog-reflecting-city-lights. What a day it has been. What a week. What a month. What a year. … Continue reading

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Missing Kathmandu: September 08

A note from 2011 – Jonathan and I have been in a relationship now for over two years, having gotten together in Kathmandu in the summer of 2009.  We studied abroad together in Kalimpong in 2005, and Jon did a … Continue reading

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The Smell of Eucalyptus: Remembering David Foster Wallace Part 2

The Smell of Eucalyptus           By Thandiwe Gobledale (written while in David Foster-Wallace’s Creative Writing class, Fall 2003) I  pull down my panties, hoping for red wetness or even a mud-brown stain.  Nothing.  Nothing.  It’s the second month … Continue reading

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Remembering David Foster Wallace, September 2008

September, 2008 I just got this news – about David Foster Wallace’s death.  Remember this class, Mum – creative writing at Pomona? You sat in on one of the classes with me.  I had to submit some writing to get … Continue reading

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