June 25th, 2008

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Lyrics I woke with in my head, this moring...

From the Smashing Pumpkins song "thirty-three" appropriately enough...



Speak to me in a language I can hear
Humour me before I have to go
Deep in thought I forgive everyone
As the cluttered streets greet me once again
I know I can't be late, supper's waiting on the table
Tomorrow's just an excuse away
So I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own
The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
Steeple guide me to my heart and home
The sun is out and up and down again
I know I'll make it, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you
And for a moment I lose myself
Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
I've journeyed here and there and back again
But in the same old haunts I still find my friends
Mysteries not ready to reveal
Sympathies I'm ready to return
I'll make the effort, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
Tomorrow's just an excuse
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you
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A Laugh, A Reflection, and Some Good Bits

Maurice Broaddus (besides being an all around great guy) has a blog that often makes me laugh out loud... His recent transcript on the editions of Dungeons and Dragons as a parallel for schisms in the church made me guffaw. Particularly the entry's title. :D

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So, as often happens on this day, I've gotten to thinking about "That Old Bald Cheater". I'm pretty pleased with where I am. I had my Dudley Stone moment November 20th, and following a stint of depression that lingered in one degree or another through January, I have been living life as I really want to (sucking all that is marrow, so to speak).

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Yesterday offered up a couple of nice bits on the writing front.

First, I got my copy of the 2008 Rhysling Awards poetry anthology (presenting all the nominated poems). There are far fewer nominees than I'd assumed, making it even more humbling; I was expecting hundreds of poems, but no... In my category there are less than sixty. The biggest surprise, however, was that I am sharing a table of contents with Margaret Atwood (!!!). I find this to be beyond neat. I'm totally not going to win, but the book is nice! Are you interested in purchasing a copy of this trade paperback edition? Go here.

Also, in news of the Story With Legs, my piece "Betty in Sideshow" (which appeared in issue 3 of Spacesuits and Sixguns) has been accepted for the Best New Tales of the Apocalypse anthology from Permuted Press. Wowsers!

More news on this as soon as I get some to share...
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