On Sunday, my friend Karen married her boyfriend John. I served as her maid of honor, something I was proud to do. When she asked me nearly a year ago, I hesitated - I had both political and personal reservations about weddings and everything that goes along with them, and I was a little worried… Continue reading There is nothing for me but to love you.
I mean, seriously. What a weekend. Friday night, Jacob had his friend over again for pumpkin carving, s'mores, and charades. Saturday morning, I headed out to Rosemont College with Anna for the Push to Publish event, sponsored by Philadelphia Stories. We were representing Schuylkill Valley Journal as "editors," and we offered critique and commentary on… Continue reading i am too old for this.
Three new poems up in Apparatus Magazine - "The Jersey Devil Leaves Home," "Spring Comes to Henry, IL," and "Martha Stewart Claims She Has Been Struck By Lightning Three Times." Apparatus is a relatively new journal, although Adam Hart works hard and is already on his fifth issue. One of the things I like about… Continue reading new poems
and I tell you this is why. I think, more and more, that Amanda Palmer is some sort of prophet. Ok, maybe not a prophet - that's a bit much - but her music is amazing, incredible, fantastic, any glowing descriptor you want to insert there. And that blog entry linked to above, written by… Continue reading you ask why
Not an official one, but just some good happenings for the day: New poem up in Wicked Alice - "Eve Considers Her Life." It's one of the final poems from Imprimatur to be published; Sotto Voce will have "Via Dolorosa" up sometime this fall/winter, and then I'll be finishing up Imprimatur in time for a… Continue reading friday goodness
Donna and I took Jacob to his first haunted hayride this year. It was especially cool for me, as I love Halloween - it's my favorite time of year. Cider, apple donuts, pumpkin carving, candy, haunting things - it's wonderful. And it was hilarious to see Jacob get so excited by the costumes. We took… Continue reading hauntings
Tonight Jacob went to his friend Desmond's house to play for awhile. They've been trying to arrange some play time for several days, and due to parental schedules on both sides, today is the first time it's been possible. I walked him across the street to Desmond's, where we arranged that I would come back… Continue reading splinter
Today is National Coming Out Day! Whoo! As such, we'll be headed over into Philly to check out Outfest, the Gayborhood's NCOD celebration. Our one disappointment is that we couldn't go to Washington for the National Equality March. However, three weeks isn't quite enough time to plan a trip down there, and we have some… Continue reading Outfest
Today is apparently National Poetry Day in the UK, and I sadly didn't know it until the good sir Robert Lee Brewer tweeted it. In honor, here's a poem I love, and recently started obsessing over, thanks in large part to Brat Productions' Haunted Poe tour: Annabel Lee Edgard Allen Poe It was many and… Continue reading National Poetry Day
This kind of thing is one of many, many reasons that I prefer to fly Southwest.