Thursday, August 18, 2016

DOG DAY HOT LIST


Dog Days of Summer Hot List!

1. The Royals season has been a grinder, but the emergence of Danny Duffy as a consistent starter has been an unexpected bright spot. The current surge is really fun.  Every season has a different narrative, and these guys know how to win, especially when playing with house money.

2.  Ipod vs. Spotify.   All my lines of thought about digital music run concurrently with my monthly budget for vinyl and cd's.  The Plaza library has a great cd collection and I've been loading my Ipod up, and enjoying that more than having ten billion songs available on Spotify.  Limits of some kind seem to matter.  But I spend about as much as I always have.  I know that's not the case for generations of listeners who now think of music as necessarily free.





3. Playlist of my 2016 Vinyl Finds

4.  Reading and writing poetry lately has been much more fun than in my early twenties when I was on what seemed like an interminable bummer.  I've enjoyed collections by Ko Un, Jim Harrison,  Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Virginia Hamilton Adair, Jo McDougal, Juan Felipe Herrera, Gary Snyder, and Dan Quisenberry. 


 4.  I've withheld Facebook commentary and progress photos of cellulitis healing on my ankle and foot, after a patch of poison ivy went way wrong. It's healing up with antibiotics and prednazone, and I am now addicted to epsolm salt foot-soaks after work, in place of working out or doing chores.  Self-care is very rock and roll.


6. Another morning doodle that accrued over a few weeks






Sunday, July 17, 2016

RADICALS: FRED AND MIKE FOR PREZ + FOUR SHORT POEMS


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Art Supplies


Pens in a cup
sun on the desk
winter is coming

draw every day!


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Stimulating


Coffee bean
fallen into floor register
mice on speed

rushing AC


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Sweet Girl


Little white dog
standing
paws on my leg

I write an angry poem


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Far Away


No phone for Dad
on skilled care wing.

I could drive over more often,
egrets in the floodplain

Boonville, Rocheport, Columbia
 

Sunday, July 10, 2016