Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hiatus

So I've been a bit absent lately. New developments in the past two weeks, a rundown: I came to West Virginia to visit a friend from college. He works for North American River Runners, and now, so do I, at least for the summer. I'm here in West Virginia, residing in a tent under a series of tarps (pictures to come) and taking free rafting trips on my days off (I work in an office, doing office-type things). But I'm getting to read and write a lot of poetry, playing disc golf, running, making good use of my car, and meeting lots of amazing folks. Also, I've had some progress in the search for a teaching position. More to come on that front once it becomes more real. Only hint: if it works out, I'd get to stay in the mountains.


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Killer opening line of the moment:

"This is the obligatory Southern poem."

from James Applewhite's Southland Drive -In

(I left my books in the tent before I wrote this, so I had to resort to searching online. The first poem I had in mind was Fred Chappell's "A Prayer for Slowness" which I'll post in full once I get my hands on it again.)

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Needless to say, I'll be posting with less frequency. Hopefully with more substance than this particular post. But wishing everyone a happy June!


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I really want a puppy.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Good stuff. Just remember in the midst of all that being busy and teaching to keep spending time on your writing also. It's too easy to push back, as you probably already know.