This weekend was the 12th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry festival in North America. The festival runs four days – Thursday through Sunday – and I was able to make a portion of Saturday’s events, and all of Sunday. This was the third trip up to Dodge for me, and for the third… Continue reading dodge poetry festival recap
So this morning when I came in to work, I found a (really cute) gift bag on my desk. I was confused: my birthday is in July, and the gift bag was definitely too girly to be for Jacob. I looked at the card in front of the bag:Whoa. So I opened it up, and… Continue reading karmabump x2
Read this.It moved me to tears.
This morning I read over at Bent Corner that Washington Mutual failed, and was bought out by JP Morgan Chase. Of course while I was there, I also saw a clip of Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric. Take a second to go watch it, if you will – it’s interesting. But in case you… Continue reading agitation
On Sunday night, I picked up a keyboard on a sort of indefinite loan from Mike:While it's no electric Wurlitzer or fancy Steinway, I'm more than happy to have it in my home. I'm attempting to give myself lessons again - when I was younger, I took lessons for several years and learned some fairly… Continue reading musical beginnings
I'm not even sure how I feel about saying this, but:I now know someone who is on the Nascar homepage.That girl in the red circle on the right side of the photo: that's Sharon. We took a poetry class together. She has some really rad tattoos. I saw her on Sunday: she told me about… Continue reading the first and last time i will ever blog about this.
Tomorrow, Ashley leaves for France for seven months.I think I didn't quite realize how much I have come to see Ashley as a part of my strange and quirky chosen family - at least, I didn't realize it until it finally hit me (while washing the shampoo out of my hair on Saturday afternoon) that… Continue reading au revoir