So the weekend is shaping up quite nicely, considering how I was whining to Donna this morning about having no specific plans for the four days that were stretching before us:There seems to be an impromptu visit in the works for tonight from a Pretend Internet Friend (I have it on good authority that he's… Continue reading hey little firestarter
Hmmm. What can I say about my West Coast vacation, now that it's over? Y'all already have the San Francisco update. After that, I headed to the Central Coast with Ron and Danika to spend Christmas with her family. My parents and Jacob met up with us down there, and we spent four days eating,… Continue reading take me home
Yesterday I borrowed Danika's car and headed west to San Francisco. I spent the day with Jon, a friend from another lifetime, who showed me around the city. We started at Twin Peaks, looking out over the city, the bay, the ocean and everything surrounding. From there we hit Haight-Ashbury, where we had lunch at… Continue reading hold on, another time is waiting for us someplace closer.
Well, I'm off tomorrow, headed for the Great West. I don't know how much time I'll have to blog, so don't expect to hear much until after Christmas.
I received in the mail the other day a copy of Michelle Bitting's chapbook Blue Laws, now available from Finishing Line Press. I was absolutely blown away by the collection - her poems are raw, strong-voiced and full of something undefinable but really, really good.So I googled her today (sorry, Michelle, if you google yourself… Continue reading Michelle Bitting is my hero.
Our legislators have voted to abolish the death penalty.Rachel is smiling today.
...or at the very least, upset a few people. But I think it needs to be posted anyway.a headline from CBS3, one of the local news stations:7 NJ Troopers Accused In Alleged Gang RapeThat's right, kids. Gang Rape by our state's finest.As most of you regular readers will know by now, I have conflicted feelings… Continue reading This post is likely to get me in some trouble…
Despite the way it felt, this year was actually a pretty good year for me. Check this out:I finalized a divorce, during which time my ex and I managed not to kill each other. I maintained an apartment for more than a year without undergoing financial ruin. I was accepted to Rutgers so I can… Continue reading 2007: Year in Review
Little OnesWhen the exhaust of our jet engines - the ones borne of big machines put together by other big machines put together by our little hands -touches the freezing blue of the upper reaches of the sky, the mix creates a wispy wake: Artificial clouds. These are small things to our eyes, like untied… Continue reading Guest Post: from the artist formerly known as Breakfast
Do you remember learning "alternative Christmas songs" when you were a kid? You know, like "Jingle Bells, Batman smells..." and the silly version of Rudolph - "they never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)." Well, Jacob has been learning them lately - from friends, from tv shows, from the older kids… Continue reading