Some small and amusing news:
I answered D.A. Powell’s call for a tweeted poem about goats with this little ditty. And he’s donating a goat from Heifer International in my name! If you aren’t familiar with Heifer, do check them out. They are a great organization that seeks to help end world poverty and hunger by helping others become more self-reliant and able to support themselves. One year I used them for all my xmas presents — a move that was less popular with some relatives than others! Still, I think it’s sort of awesome to be able to say to someone “I sent a hive of bees overseas in your name.”
Verse Wisconsin nominated my poem “[Their Height in Heaven comforts not--"] for a Pushcart. It’s amazing to get a nod from someone saying they believe in your work. Thanks, guys.
I’m reading at The Monsters of Poetry on Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30. Details here.
My softcover and signed (it’s signed! why did I not know this?) copy of The Abominable Charles Christopher arrived. I both long and dread rereading it, as there are some parts in there that absolutely bring me to tears.
Through family generosity, we have a replacement Xbox 360 on the way to us (ours still turns on, can download games, but can’t play disks, so no DVDS or games). Not one of the shockingly good Black Friday deals (we missed most) but one of the pretty ok Black Friday deals. Not as much hard drive space, but come with a Kinect. Dancing game, here I come. Also, dragon Age II, which I ordered a while back for a good deal, before I realized our XBox-ah was dead.
I keep putting my hair into this hairstyle.
Thanks to my readers who reached out to me while I was on my Pause, and checked up on me. I was surprised to find out I had readers, was touched by your concern, good wishes, and am not only doing better, but taking some steps to make sure I continue to do so. And Wes and Lori, for you I promise lots of posts in the future. Silly silly posts.
Here’s a song. It’s good. It’s not my fault it was used in a commercial.