Thursday, August 31, 2006

An interesting article

The Buffalo News had an interesting article yesterday that my mother brought to my attention. The superintendent wants a longer school day and year. The ongoing saga of the Buffalo Schools continues. We shall see what the future brings.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My eyes...

are sitting on the couch next to me. I've been at a laptop with screen issues. So not only am I dealing with the horror of staring at a computer screen for hours, I am also dealing with the oddity of the blurry(?), misty(?), I don't know how to describe it, screen. And my eyes are going crazy, but as with any addiction I can't stop!!

So far I'm through with day 11 of the 30:30. I'll be fine. :) I keep thinking of new ideas now, and it seems as if the hard part is skimming things down. Ideas aren't the problem. Good work would be. Though I have been pleased with the majority of my work.

I received more junk email than regular email today. Both of my parents emailed me and that's always a welcome diversion. (And more reason to write. Ahem.)

If I don't get off this computer, I will lose part of my vision.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Issue of Pedestal

The new issue of The Pedestal Magazine is up, and has this great flash, Souvenir, by Miriam Kotzin. The issue is a great read, as always.

The difficulty increases...

I'm on the sixth day of my 30:30, and my last poem made no sense. Well, maybe I can work on something else later. It's tough when it feels forced. That's what leads to the problems. But there must be a diamond in the rough somewhere in this little brain of mine.

I've done nothing for the last few days and today will be exciting. Laundry!!! Woohoo!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Am still going with my 30:30 at Blueline, and am finding out about other 30:30's out there...I'm amazed I never did this before. I remember something about a few of my friends going over there a few months back, but didn't join. Actually, I'm doing two 30:30's at one time. So am I doing a 60:30? I think that's speeding. I'll end up with a ticket and much bad poetry.

NO replies from anyplace I've submitted, after the round of rejections about a week ago. I'd like to say no news is good news but in this case I think that acceptances come first. So I can speculate. Ever the pessimist.

In other news:

My son jammed an earplug in his ear yesterday requiring a trip to the doctor, ear drops, and a follow up appt. next week. Yay!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Blueline Poetry

Just joined Blueline Poetry and I'm addicted! I'm only on day 2 of my 30:30 and hope I'll manage to keep up the pace. When school starts it'll be hard, but I'm having too much fun to stop.

No recent acceptances, but of course there are rejections. :)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Good Read

You can read this short by Meridith Gresher, A Leopard Changing, at edifice WRECKED.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Back in Blog

And so I start my blog again.

The summer is winding down, and I can feel the change in the air, particularly at night. I don't know why, but it always takes me by surprise when the night gets so cold. Now at about nine I need to put on a sweatshirt. Last summer was so intensely hot that it's hard to believe that this summer has been as cool as it has been. Though it has still been a nice summer.

Still have about three weeks to go until school begins again. I've had so much more time over the summer...and I have been writing quite a few poems. I'd love to do 30 in 30...when I hear about that again I will definitely join.

Still have some personal deadlines with my writing and of course I'm falling behind. I hope to pick up some speed over the next few weeks. I'm anticipating some rejections coming very soon. But on the upside that's a whole bunch more subs to send out again. :)