Saturday, January 29, 2005

h'lo again...finished my play, seventh of a series of quaker plays, two of which are on the web. this one will be also, but not yet. its running title was iraq and a hard place but i changed it to thou heardest my voice, because it's a serious play, about a serious war, serious times, etc. based also on the book of jonah...more about that later.

times are's a new term at cesl, i teach a lot, i've got weblogs going, etc. trains shooting by, and a big empty sports bus taking up space in the arena parking lot. and i swim a lot, so i'm down here less at i've eased up on the weblogs a bit. but i'm not finished.

here's a picture of me, many years ago. just now got it scanned. by leah kang, a student of mine who went up to chicago and from there, who knows? hello leah....excuse the small letters...this is my personal weblog...


Saturday, January 08, 2005

it's been a long winter already, though i just had a nice break...mostly kids, and family, and giving them all of my attention for a change. it's been very absorbing to get involved in this, and all that goes on here, at work, with my poetry, with various plays and writing, etc., but i pretty much blanked it all out and concentrated on doing jigsaw puzzles.

a plug here for Guitars Between the Rivers, a new cd made by some friends of mine comprised of various southern illinois musicians including my favorites, the Hurd Brothers, may they rest in peace. Follow the links if you want: not only do the proceeds go to the Hurd Bros. scholarship, but they themselves are still the hottest blues in the area: haunting, pure, original. and other folks play on there too. so. illinois is not a bad place, a little off the beaten path. there's more to come. it's available at plaza records or through the site, i suppose, too. go for it.