Everyone Is Sick Now

By Claire Nightingale (@PotsCooking) It’s 2 AM and the phone is ringing, but I am not asleep. 2 AM is my 2 PM, being a night shift nurse, so I am busily fussing about the house, cleaning and organizing. I look at my phone. My friend is calling. My father says that nothing good ever…

Joker: The Superhero Skinsuit

When a Hollywood news blast first stated Joaquin Phoenix would play the Joker in the new Warner Brothers DC vehicle, I rolled my eyes. When the first teaser trailer was released, I thought we were getting a Taxi Driver remake. As I left the theater thoroughly entertained, I realized what a trick Phoenix and director…

Quiet Desperation is the American Way

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking/ Racing around to come up behind you again/ The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older/ Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death “Time,” by Pink Floyd (1973) Twentieth century American popular fiction can…