Monday, August 01, 2005


Inspiring Bathroom Reading
While I was on "the throne" at Aidan's house, I was reading some Rainer Maria Rilke that he had in the bathroom. It was great, so I decide to go pick some up at the library. Here's something from "Selected Poetry":

Imaginary Career
At first a childhood, limitless and free
of any goals. Ah, sweet unconsciousness.
Then sudden terror, schoolrooms, slavery,
the plunge into temptation and deep loss.

Defiance. The child bent becomes the bender,

inflicts on others what he once went through.
Loved, feared, rescuer, wrestler, victor,
he takes his vengeance, blow by blow.

And now in vast, cold, empty space, alone.

Yet hidden deep within the grown-up heart,
a longing for the first world, the ancient one...

Then, from His place of ambush, God leapt out.

Eh? Eh?

Holy Moses!
Tonight was a very strange night. First, I picked up a 6 of Great Lakes' White Ale called "Holy Moses". It is is an ever-so-tasty beer honoring Moses Cleaveland, the man who founded the city of Cleveland (and who just so happens to be an ancestor of mine!). I then fell asleep at 5:00pm, woke up at 7:00, ate dinner, fell back asleep at 8:30, was awakened at 9:45 by a phone call from the great Tim Hurley (who may soon join the blogging world!), then decided that now would be a good time to blog. I feel very ... discombobulated.

Postcard Plays Online
A couple of years ago, I did something with my friend Aurora called the Postcard Plays. It was a month long project where 6 writers wrote 1 play the size of a postcard, each day, for 30 days. Everyone would send them to Aurora and she would resend them to the other writers so everyone could read each other's work.
WELL! ...
My friend Ja called me today and proposed that we start them up again only this time it is an ongoing project open to anyone, and when we receive the postcards in the mail, we will then post them on to a "Postcard Play Blog" so that everyone can see they're (and everyone else's) plays. Great, huh? I'll keep y'all posted.

Today in the Life of Uncle Harry
I have potentially great news. The prayers have almost completely paid off. Today they found a liver for Uncle Harry. After months of waiting for this transplant, he finally will be able to go thru with the surgery. However, I ask you to continue to pray for him as it will be difficult for him to get thru the transplant in his current health conditions. Thank you, friends.


Blogger Tim said...


Set up the rules and as long as they aren't ridiculous...

Sure, I do the post-card blog plays.


P.S. Yay!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 2:41:00 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

i can see the resemblance between you and that moses guy. people should rock bows in their hair more often. because just now, when i saw that picture of your ancestor, i wanted to date him.
postcard plays, eh? sounds intriguing. <----how the junk do you spell that anyways?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:02:00 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

um, i just went back and looked at that picture and he definately doesn't have a bow in his hair. ah well. sometimes we see what we want to see.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:02:00 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

third time is a charm, that's what i always say.
to answer your query, mitch is mitch hedberg, the very tragically recently deceased comedien who you must this very instant find some recording of. besides being hilarious to read, hearing him is about 42 times more enjoyable.
p.s. you're comment made me laugh three times.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:01:00 AM  

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