The dear sweet husband 1) went back to the store for urgent medical supplies and returned with half a pound cake (and the supplies) and 2) ignored my firm "no" issued in response to daughter's request to go to her boyfriend's house, so 3) now out he goes into the blizzard to pick her up at 3:00 p.m. and 4) possibly bring back the boyfriend, too, who will be snowed in with us, in the handy bedroom vacated by college son, right up until 5) houseguest arrives on Thursday night?! We'll see.
And don't forget to vote on the next blog project! Proposed thus far by me and by you:
--More of the same (what people are reading + random stuff)
--Random coincidii & whimsy
--What I am reading & whimsy
--Anything about poetry (reviews, interviews, explications)
I think there are lots of great sites already for poetry prompts, plus pure poetry sites, several in the blogroll, for instance, so I would probably do poetry in connection with reading in some way, not offer prompts, etc. But I might share the prompts of the little workshop I teach at Babbitt's in the rare book room, if there's some interest. Then my students could catch up if they miss a class, avoid going out in blizzards, and/or, hmmm, not come at all. Well, have to think about that....
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited a literary magazine, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and taught college English courses. Now I write & edit as a freelancer, direct plays, blog "eight days a week," study the random, and listen to birdsong.