Origins and Memories

Orphan Works, revisited

July 23, 2008

My thoughts on Copyright Law in the US are muddied, as should be expected – this issue is a gnarly motherfucker, to put it bluntly. So many layers of interpretation, obfuscation, when what it really comes down to is this: today, as it stands, your work is only protected as far as you can afford Read more >>

The place where we live

April 16, 2007

Driving into town this morning for coffee, I nearly picked up a young boy hitchhiking into town with his skateboard under his arm. It’s not uncommon for kids to hitchhike up here – I did it once or twice when I was in high school, never intentionally – I’d be walking to work along the Read more >>

Ill feelings and antipathy.

April 5, 2007

I’m getting a nose job. I’m not sure when, and I have no plans yet to begin the whole process, but after years (a decade really) of thinking about it, I think I’m going to do it. Josh and I were talking the other night, and I owned up to being a champion grudge-holder. To Read more >>

Books I read before age 10 that may have shaped who I am

March 29, 2007

Ender’s Game – I read this when I was eight (thanks, Randy) and it has definitely withstood the test of time. Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality Series The Tommyknockers (and IT – my mom forbade me to read her Stephen King novels, so naturally I devoured them) The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, and Read more >>

New York, New York

January 31, 2007

So, I leave for New York tomorrow. I’ll be back Monday. It was sort of last minute, in the sense that I knew two months ago that I would probably have to go, but I didn’t want to think about it so soon after getting back from Greece. The very idea of getting on a Read more >>

Fugue State

September 6, 2006

It’s been awhile since I’ve written, and all the movement of these passing days merits an update. We have been home from Kansas City for a month, and I am surprised at how much we’ve accomplished, and the enormous amount we have left to do. Between clearing the house out in preparation for some renovations, Read more >>

Memorial Information

July 18, 2006

FRIDAY July 21st Lake Arrowhead Resort, 7pm Located in Lake Arrowhead Village. SATURDAY July 22nd Mtn Calvary Lutheran Church, 2pm Located behind Rim High School Obituary: ANNETTE PRIVETT of Crestline, CA, died Friday, July 14th after a long and brave fight against pancreatic cancer. Beloved daughter of Barbara Carpenter and Albert Nuijens, cherished sister of Read more >>


June 1, 2006

It is hot. The air outside on the deck is swarming with yellowjackets and no-see-ums and caterpillars dangling on silken threads from the eaves of the roof. Mom sits outside with her books and I flit from inside to outside, out in the yard to check gopher traps and refill the birdbath, back inside to Read more >>

The Artist Documents

May 22, 2006

When I lament here that I do not write daily, it isn’t because I think there is some particular merit in regularity. My mother’s days are numbered, and I am afraid of regret. I am afraid of what might happen to my memory if I don’t mark down the moments. Any of them. So today Read more >>

Give me something else to think about…

May 15, 2006

I don’t write here every day. Sometimes I wish I could, but these last few days – well, I’ve been angry. Restless. And when the litany of complaints starts up in my head, there is a rational part of my brain that recoils in horror and says “Brianna, you are perilously close to whining!” Nobody Read more >>