Saturday, June 30, 2007

Demise of Angle in Free Times

By all means not the definitive statement on the demise of Angle, a journal of arts + culture, but here is what Michael Gill wrote this week in the Free Times.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dancer Lisa Lock

I just can't get enough of this photo. This is dancer Lisa Lock who will be performing at Ingenuity Festival July 19-22. The photo is by Larry Coleman.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chiming In

Strong, northwest breeze. The bamboo wind chimes are a soft clackety-clack behind the Solara bell tolling like a compulsive teacher ending recess at a one-room schoolhouse in a western I was never in. Next door, my neighbor's high tinkling bell signals Christmas in June; we're outside a department store surrounded by Salvation Army soldiers with sore elbows. My other neighbor has a metallic spiral that spins up and then somehow down, pushing the light toward heaven like a glowing Jacob's Ladder, and pulling it back down to the porch where 5 cats curl, too lazy to bother the bluejays today.

This is a granted wish. One I don't remember wishing.

I'm working on the thank-you note.

Friday, June 15, 2007


PUT THE Ingenuity Festival, July 19-22, in Playhouse Square and the CSU campus ON YOUR CALENDAR AND BOOKMARK IT.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Game 4

Hoarse and nearly deaf after Tuesday's freakish game at the Q.

I didn't make up the "Duncan swallows" line: I saw it on a couple shirts some guys were wearing.

Is is better to lose by a nose, or by 20 lengths? Or the question is: what hurts more?

NPR's Scott Simon (who is unlikable anyway for his general elitism and pretentious high-mindedness about Sascha Baron Cohen) called the Cavs "LeBron James and his Rodeo Clowns." If so, maybe NPR should stop commenting on the rodeo and stick to what it does best.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I start work tomorrow with the Ingenuity Festival, July 19-22, in Playhouse Square and on the CSU campus. You will be hearing a lot more about it.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Bad Day For Words

This is how I feel today:

This is an image of Ben and me last summer:

This is the book cover Ben designed for the novel I may write:

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Rising Up

I come late to the Joe Tait (WTAM radio-1100 AM) fan club, but he called a tremendous game last night. If you don't know what game I'm talking about, then you aren't from around here, or you have vowed to delete sports from your life (I know many who have).

Maybe I'll change my thesis project title to "In The Paint" or "Shot Clock" or "Witness."

In college I took a course called "The Psychology of Sports." It was an 8 am class, and a guaranteed "A" if you had perfect attendance. I might have been the only person who read the textbook. None of it made sense to me until 20 years later.


Friends are getting published: Jim Garrett has a poetry chapbook coming out from Finishing Line Press; Erin O'Brien has a story in the forthcoming Black Arrow anthology "Santi: Lives of Modern Saints"--which has the coolest trailer on YouTube.

And friends are publishing: check out the new publication Barn Owl Review, created/co-edited by Mary Biddinger and Dawson Steeber.


Rain makes happy garden. Basil plants flexing their muscles. Salad greens waving their arms. Tomato plants digging in for the long haul. Bronze fennel shooting up in all the wrong places.

First garden accident yesterday: Ben stepped on my father's old hoe, the double-pointed end, and did a headlong dive into the boxwood hedge. I had to pull the hoe out of his foot and shoe. Not pretty. Generated a lot of jokes, though....

Later, my 14-year-old south side street dog Chloe almost went over the cliff. Nearly blind and very crippled, she forgot she wasn't a puppy and decided to roll in some choice grass.


My hat's off to Moondog! And Joe Tait! And the kid they call "Boobie"! And that other guy, he who does not need to be named!