Almost Random Notes, Part 11
I am feeling a bit disoriented this morning, therefore these almost random notes:
1. Like some of the other bloggers I read, I wasn't entirely sorry to see NatPoMo end. Either too much weirdness is going on during the month (it reminds me of Festivus) or too little, in which case I feel left out. Writing a poem-a-day? I can't work like that. And I dislike the inevitable articles and manifestos: "National Poetry Month: Threat or Menace?" or "Whither Poetry?"
Why doesn't anyone write an article like: "Breathing: Do We Really Need to Inhale?"
2. A group of us did manage to get a panel proposal together and submitted for the AWP Conference in New York. I will say more if the proposal gets accepted. I've never had any luck with these; something I also shouldn't talk about, since if word gets around I will be regarded as a Jonah and never asked to be on a panel again.
I am so glad I can swim.
I am so glad that everyone gets four strikes in baseball.
3. I do have some good writing news--I'm a finalist in a contest--but I can't say anything much about that, either. I'll let you know in a month or-so. What I am happy about is that these are quite different poems for me and I entered them to test the waters; to see if they might float.
It is a bit of confidence as I look at the summer writing season.
4. Oh! I have to read term papers over the weekend and get my grades in!
5. In the good-news-I-CAN-tell-you department, our oldest, Elliot (age 26) has a job this summer cooking at a nice resort near Petoskey, and (even better news) has been accepted into the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He begins classes in September.
We are so proud of him.
6. More good news: our Hannah has been named Editor-in-Chief of INPRINT,* the undergraduate student newspaper of Eugene Lang College and the New School University. She also has an internship this summer at the United Nations.
She will be a senior in the fall.
*NOTE: There is a link to the online version of INPRINT in my blog roll.