On Politics, A Mini-Manifesto
I tried for a long time to keep politics out of this blog. Okay, for a little while–but it seemed like forever. I had this idealistic dream that I could keep my mouth shut and inoffensively skip through the ether, getting along with everyone in a post Rodney King dream world of sunshine, lollipops, and…
Not Flood Nor Fire, Just A Blog Unattended
Here we go, boys and girls. I miss you all when I’m away, and look forward to catching up and finding out what you’ve been up to while I’ve been “away” from the wonderful world of WordPress. At the same time, tons of detritus has built up behind the dam while I’ve been attending to…
How Is Your Blog Different Than You Intended It To Be?
So, I’m sitting down about a month ago, thinking of a lot of non-bloggy things: Christmas presents, the menu for our annual Christmas party, the relative lack of shrill, bleating demands to “put the Christ back in Christmas,” the inconsistent play of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and all the projects I didn’t get done this last…
Response To Suzie81’s “7 Questions For Bloggers.”
Last year Suzie81 stirred up the blogosphere with a wonderfully successful post that posed 7 significant questions to bloggers. It was so successful she’s decided to give it another go-round. There is no way i can resist–and why should I? Here goes: 1. How did you create the title for your blog? I’m a big…
The Colorado Independent: News Poems
I’m continually scouring the internet, looking for poetry to roll around in like one of those crazed grizzlies on Kodiak Island loll about in rotting whale flesh–intoxicated by the joy and sensory overload of sustenance, bounty, excess. I found that The Colorado Independent is doing a series on poems inspired by the news–don’t think about…
Several days ago I wrote an off-handed article out of boredom, and dedication to one of the original reasons for this blog–to write 5 posts a week over the course of a year, mixing original poetry and short fiction with commentary, essays, and whatever non-fiction I might come up with, in the understanding that it…
What’s This Blog About?
Conception As I close in on 200 posts–far and away the longest, most voluminous and sustained blogging I’ve ever managed–I thought it might be interesting to consider what this blog has been about, as compared to what it was intended to be about. The initial plan was twofold–first, to stick some poetry on the web,…
ANTARCTICA This is a pretty damned awesome little blog from Jynne Dilling Martin, currently (12/13) Poet In Residence at McMurdo station in Antarctica. She’s on Twitter, too.
Blog Behavior, Minor Milestone: Post #50
Well, I’ve been feeling pretty smug about myself–not quite 3 months into taking this blog seriously, and I’ve managed 50 posts (with a bunch more in queue, in fact) and close to 100 followers (thanks, by the way)–and I could probably scare up some more, except that I realize that at this point most of…
Busy, Blog-Less Weekend
One of the reasons I dove back into the blog business, besides the desire to bombard the populace with my literary genius and tomfoolery, was my friend Tony’s spirited attempt to post a blog entry every day for a year. He didn’t succeed, but he gave it one heck of a shot, and while I…