Author Archives: inezhollander

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…


Look at this… and we thought we had two kids… Here you see Will and Caroline, and Lily and Will at Tahoe, over Thanksgiving… Thing is I love all four of them as if they were my own, so I … Continue reading

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Death Sets a Thing Significant


Now when I read, I read not, For interrupting tears Obliterate the etchings Too costly for repairs. ~ Emily Dickinson On Thanksgiving Eve, we got a call from the retirement community where my father-in-law Bud Lake resides. It’s the kind … Continue reading

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Walden Pond Intimations: The Time for Civil Disobedience Has Come


“There will never be a really free and enlightened State,” Thoreau wrote, “until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” Thoreau asks for a State that is “just to all men” and “to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor.”
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The Meaning of High School and Reunions: BS Reunions? #mendelcollege


  You read that right… High School… Who cares, right? Someone contacted me on LinkedIn this week. Someone from High School. He asked me whether I was going to our HS Reunion this year. I haven’t been to any of … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Books… and the Stuff You’ll Find…


I have too many books. The fact is we have lived in this house for over twenty years, so we need to start shedding and shredding stuff or else our kids will be burdened with all that shit when we … Continue reading

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Coming Home


I haven’t blogged for ages because I try to reserve those spare hours for writing on my Miller book, but after a rather frantic vacation (How to see five countries in under three weeks… madness), I feel empty, frustrated and … Continue reading

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I Love My Cunt


Maybe it’s because I grew up with the word “kont” which is your rear in Dutch, but, as such, related to English cunt. The word first emerged in Middle English (cunte) and had related words in Old Norse (kunta) and … Continue reading

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Cycling Rage and White Male Privilege


Here’s just something to get off my chest because I’ve come across this behavior several times now. As I was biking up Wild Cat Canyon, an older guy passed me on his bike but I guess the passing of a … Continue reading

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Philip Roth (1933-2018)


“Don’t judge it. Just write it. Don’t judge it. It’s not for you to judge it.” ~ Philip Roth I was going at a steady clip, writing my daily pages for my Henry Miller book but then the GDPR (if … Continue reading

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Spooning with a Pitbull


OK– my bad… I was going to blog regularly this year about the things that give me joy, as it’s the points of light in the day that keep us going but I’m not going to lie about it: it … Continue reading

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