Monday, October 31, 2005

late halloween night, a drizzle is turning into a rain here, and i have many thoughts. first, though halloween is obviously celebrated worldwide even as an "american" holiday, by homesick efl teachers in every corner of the globe, its essence of young innocent children checking in with the neighbors and scoring sacks of candy is almost dead here at home. there are very few neighborhoods where people even know the children (mine is an exception)...people send their children to the mall and such places...there's tons of candy around, in every workplace, in every school, but no neighborhood street scene, no children walking door-to-door to fill up a sack, in most neighborhoods. what happened? it's a long story i guess.

november, however, is gratitude month, my favorite month, and the thing I'm most grateful for, at this moment, is just to see another november. the show-your-colors intensity turns gently into a softer essence...that's my color.

guitars between the rivers is due out in december, more good news; maybe i can hear my favorite, forrest hurd, may he rest in peace...

Friday, October 21, 2005

Harold Pinter, playwrite, has won the Nobel Prize....hmmmmm....

Thursday, October 20, 2005

october - "show your colors" month. the best time of year...because it leads into november.
-still mulling over the novel idea.
-adding onto the boxcars site- mostly links. haven't got to the creative use of links with the poetry. i'm teaching a heavy load, busy at night. but what's there is beginning to look like me.
-would like to really expand the graphic arts part. white letter poetry on train background, that kind of stuff. just for fun.
-fred phelps showed up from kansas. almost ran him over in my truck.
-boys are healthy, happy, growing fast. gonna meet my daughter and her husband in omaha/council bluffs, of all places. i'm a lucky guy. it's too bad the cool pictures may now slide down off the edge of this blog...i'll put new ones up a.s.a.p.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

ok so i've got comments now. and check this out. laissez les bon temps roulez...

Friday, October 14, 2005

ok here it is: nanowrimo....national november write more?? write a novel in november. does this link work?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

-it's autumn in japan, too...found this place while i was cruising around...
-am seriously considering writing a novel in the month of november (my favorite month)
-just finished a gruelling term...i sit at my home computer using its calculator next to this picture of stunning leaves....rather than, say, experiencing them myself...
-am in the process of shedding unnecessary junk...old files, piles of stuff, is too short. i'm going to get my bicycle working again. -chao

ps i am a 'multiblogger'...but not a 'schadenblogger'....more about that later.

Friday, October 07, 2005

-we are the web...which i found at's interesting. a little history course...

-and here's a little more history...the 50th anniversary of HOWL, a poem that changed the world. that there would be such a thing as a utah howl...well, that might change the world too..