i forgot how much i love exploding dog.
Jacob successfully tested for his green belt today at karate. He was super excited because this is a pretty big milestone: he moved from the beginner class to the intermediate, which, aside from meaning he's no longer a "little kid" also means he now gets sparring gear and an awesome new blue uniform. He worked… Continue reading fast as lightning
I'm throwing in the towel. I feel kind of like a loser, really. But I'm exhausted. Work has overwhelmed me (two days out of the office and I'm ready to cry; imagine what will happen when I take a week in June and again in July). I have papers to finish by Saturday for school,… Continue reading NaPoMo 2010 Update: Day 21
Headed to the city for a few days to hang out with Kim. Posts will likely be few and far between - maybe nothing till Tuesday night or Wednesday. Enjoy!
(someone else's) Amazing Poem of the Day: Ai's "Conversation." This poem is like a fist in the gut. Day 16 Poem: Voodoo Day 17 Poem: At the Local Borders, All the Baristas Are Men
Still haven't managed to catch up, quite. But I'm getting there. Ish. (someone else's) Amazing Poem of the Day: Li-Young Lee, "Eating Together." I am often struck by his simple and profound turns inside poems, turns that happen so organically that I never suspect they might be approaching. Day 15 Poem: for Jacob, at Seven
(someone else's) Amazing Poem of the Day: Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Thou art not lovelier than lilacs" - Millay is, like, the master of the backhanded compliment. Day 14 Poem: Carousel
Sigh. Still trying to catch up. (someone else's) Amazing Poem of the Day: "Easter," by Marie Howe. Quite simply one of the best Jesus poems I have ever read. Day 12: In the Garden, the Stormtroopers Day 13: Why I Won't Date Wolverine
So if you're not tapped in to the queer community or the Christian community, you might have missed this particular bit of news: If you've been involved in the evangelical Christian community in any way in the last 15 years, the name Jennifer Knapp is probably as familiar to you as Kelly Clarkson. Knapp is… Continue reading a closer walk
Ok, I started catching up last night. The photo a day thing is going to take a little while, but here's what I can give you: Day 10 poem: World's Largest Thermometer, Baker, CA Day 11 poem: Croatian teenager wakes up from a coma speaking fluent German (someone else's) Amazing Poem of the Day: William… Continue reading NaPoMo 2010: Day 13