Thursday, January 24, 2008

because making fun of Tom Cruise never stops being funny...


Anyway, if everybody knew the Scientologists were promising spaceship parties with sno cones and sex droids, more people might sign up for the trip to outer space. Or whatever.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

the cold moon

Full moon greetings! Today is an excellent day to take advantage of the full moon's energy to initiate change or to bring something new into your life...Opportunity perhaps, or relationships. Hopefully, the cold moon (or wolf/snow moon) will stimulate some creative energies :)

It's certainly snowy outside in the Chicago area. It looks like a good day to stay home and write. (Or submit your work, if you are so inclined...) I'm looking forward to reading the next batch of submissions for Summer. (Which seems a long way off on this shivery day...but the older I get, the faster time seems to flow...must be some strange and unknown law of physics!)

The cold moon is also a good time for goal-setting. I've already decided to try and worry less this year (and that's quite a challenge, trust me!) I'm generally a very goal-oriented person, always pushing forward, looking for the next big task, but I think 2008 will be the year of rest and reflection. I think 2009, however, will be my year to get crazy-busy (according to my astrological chart, anyway), so learning to chill might be a useful little talent...

I also want to give some well-deserved props to Melissa, whose work appears in the (just released) new journal Barn Owl Review! Congrats, lady! Looks like the full moon is shining a light on your poetic talents today :)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

writers' block

So I finally wrote a poem (and a half) after about six weeks of nothing...haven't even been journaling, which I REALLY ought to be doing. Felt good to write again after such a block of dry time.

Everybody gets it, of course. The question is How Do You Deal With It?

Usually, I journal if I'm not formally "writing" but that didn't work this time around. Wasn't even reading at my usual rate: around a book a day--which equals a couple hundred of pages--depending on the length, finishing something can take an afternoon, a couple of evenings, whatever, with several books going on at once. Not lately.

Lots of sudoku though. Helps ease anxiety.

Anyway, I am (hopefully) going to be reading and scribbling regularly again...including blogging...this poor blog has seemed a tad deserted lately!

I am currently reading Woman On the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy. I think it's a pretty good sci fi / ecofeminist novel. Almost makes me want to write a lit paper again. Almost.

Speaking of ecofeminism, this kind of freaks me out.

Shouldn't it? It just seems creepy, no matter how they describe it... Especially since they don't have to disclose what it is you're eating...

Also saw Sweeney Todd last week, (speaking of scary meat), which was very, very twisted. But in a good way, if you like weirdness.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

busy, busy.

If things seem a little quiet over here, it's only because I am hard at work :)

Whew! It's hard to pull everything together during the holiday aftermath, but I'm just about there...We should be live and in bloom sometime next week!

I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008