Friday, October 31, 2008

All Hallow's Even

I was fed up with words (too many! overheated! too competitive!), hence the images below. But now I'm teaching (mostly) kids for whom words must be wrestled to the mat before using. Blessed words. Keep 'em coming.

The walls between the living and the dead are thin tonight. A toast to us all.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

there you go again, thinking

"Once conservatives admired Churchill and Lincoln above all — men from wildly different backgrounds who prepared for leadership through constant reading, historical understanding and sophisticated thinking. Now those attributes bow down before the common touch."

Why conservatives don't like people who think. Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

$$$ and poems and Olbermann

Reading tonight with Michael Dumanis and John Gallaher at U. of Akron, 7:30, at the Martin Center. Looking forward to it. Check out Gallaher's post on why we write.
It's 4 am and I'm watching the financial news. I am glad my father is not around to see this. He was a stockbroker--a quiet one, with a couple blue-chip clients who bought blue-chip stock "before the war," meaning WWII. No junk bonds, no hedge funds, no computers, even. My sister and I would run to the bus stop to meet him at the end of the day and ask, "Did the market go up or down today?"

We had no idea what the market was...

And no, any financial savvy my father may have had did not rub off.