Why the situation in Ukraine makes me angry…

If you live under a rock (or in the United States), you probably haven’t realized there is essentially a revolution happening in Ukraine. To my understanding, it started out being about the Ukrainian people wanting to join the EU, and their government refusing. It’s since escalated. There have been peaceful protests. There have been government sanctioned violent acts on peaceful protesters. At least one journalist has been killed. People have been tortured. There are even rioters, paid by the government, to act as protesters and to discourage more people from joining in the protests. Continue reading

2013 in review

So, this is cool. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog! I kind of like seeing it. Also, I’ve utterly failed at writing more. All of my apologies, y’all.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

New and lovely music…

Hi friends!

What are you doing today? Tonight? Up at 3 AM the night before classes begin just because you feel like it?  If you are, in fact, at some level of un-diagnosed insomnia…or if you’re just bored, in search of new music, et cetera amen…well then!

Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite people, the talented Ron Pope! Continue reading

So, I haven’t been writing much…

I haven’t it’s true, and I feel in many ways like I am only doing a great disservice to myself in this. Which is definitely, definitely true.

But it’s a new year, with new creative writing classes ahead (hopefully some of them masters’ classes). I am not ready to give up the workshop yet, or the lovely wonderful writers I meet there. Continue reading