Author Archives: gcaroddo

About gcaroddo

Writer, technologist and project manager currently working as a fundraiser for a public school in Brooklyn, New York.

Oh, Paris and some sad news

Began a bender focusing on the Nazi occupation of Paris. It all started in a small French village where a young girl (it actually started in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where a young girl began filching her mother’s library books, like … Continue reading

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Fish bone

Well, after an absence that was longer than I wished, I’m writing this post with a fish bone stuck partway down my throat (I’m no longer trusting the ocean perch from Costco.) NOT comfortable. Which reminds me of the narrator … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Book Fair

This event was last weekend. Been busy trying to find work (have it narrowed down to either going back to my former incarnation of QA tester, or tutoring). Highlights were seeing Chris Hayes of C-SPAN interviewed by Heather McGhee, president … Continue reading

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I’m here. No, not over there; here.

Sorry I didn’t tell anyone I was on hiatus for the summer. Believe me, I had all intentions. We headed north this summer to Toronto for city vacay then outside of Montreal for some country time. I’d like to say … Continue reading

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More by Jami Attenberg

The excellent Jami Attenberg, whose book “The Middlesteins” I wrote about here has a new book out, “All Grown Up“. It’s gotten good reviews from The Washington Post and The New York Times. “The Middlesteins” is, as you may have … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie. Writer. Brave guy. Activist.

Today’s New York Times has a piece on Sherman Alexie’s new book, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me“, an “assemblage of 156 confessional essays, vignettes and poems inspired by the death of Mr. Alexie’s mother from cancer in … Continue reading

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Haruki Murakami gets meta(physical)

My first exposure to Murakami was “Norwegian Wood“, which was sad in parts but never surreal. 2002’s “Sputnik Sweetheart” had me going “Oh no, not again!” when a main character seemingly disappeared to “the other side” (around 3/4 through). That “other … Continue reading

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