Anything That Moves Me

Making It Look Easy

May 31, 2012

Tags: beauty work, etiquette, gender roles, Japan

Men who openly read explicit pornography in public transportation areas are not as severely condemned as women who apply foundation, lipstick, and blush outside their homes. (more…)

Falling Off the Face of the Earth

May 13, 2012

Tags: blogging, internet, writers, literary fiction, genre fiction, novelists

Toward the end of last month, my young home computer, barely out of puberty, died unexpectedly. Coincidently, my long-awaited new computer at my day job arrived, requiring IT Dept. set-up and the reinstallation of all my software.

What this meant was that, for a brief period, I was almost completely cut off from that (more…)

Apartment life in ancient times

May 7, 2012

Tags: Prehistory of home, Çatalhöyük, prehistoric dwellings

All there is at Çatalhöyük are houses and middens and [animal] pens. …no plazas or courtyards, alleyways or streets, have been found…. People entered their homes via doors on their roofs, and neighbors clambered over each other's roofs to their own homes.
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Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

May 7, 2012

Tags: Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence, literary novels, novels set in New York City, Pulitzer Prize winners

The Age of InnocenceThe Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If you plan to read this book and you haven't seen the 1993 movie with Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder--keep it that way! (more…)

Selected Works

Fantasy, Women's Fiction (e-books)
Book Six in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Five in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Four in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Three in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Two in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book One in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Short Story
A queered version of the Cinderella story in the 4th Gay City anthology, "At Second Glance."
Newsletter article
Describes the typical upbringing of middle- and upper-class children in Austen's time.
Romantic Comedy, M/M/F Menage
A breezy tale of love, lust and secrets set against the backdrop of Regency England.