Poultry Slams and Microwaves

I’m up ridiculously early this morning because I have an impossible to-do list today, but it will end over dinner with the three most awesome young men on the planet, my sons. And there just might be time for  wee nap before dinner. Hope. So, you’ve probably seen these, if like me, you receive goofy…

Vulture Footage Abandoned for Flying Boy Film

Micah did some editing recently on footage from an outing he and I had last summer. We were out looking for turkey vultures to film for an upcoming poetry reading, which should not have been difficult; TV’s are everywhere here in central Pennsylvania. Heck I’ve even seen a few black vultures the last couple of…

Dad Libs, a Mad Libs Alternative

Do you have “Game Night” at your house? No, I don’t mean Friday Night Football; I mean a night when you and your family, and/or friends gather around the dining room or coffee table and play games, board games, card games, drinking games… well, okay, maybe not with the family. At our house our favorite…

Reading it Well, and Making it Relevant

This is what I am all about, and hats off to the IBlamePoetry channel on YouTube for doing such an excellent job of this. I love these readings. They are true to the poems, and innovative in their presentation. Finding nuggets like this gives me hope and joy that my fascination with poetry is not…

Hollywood is Dead

As monty’s boys would say, “And now for something completely different!” Keep on loving what is true, and the world will come to you? I like the optimism. I like the fun of this song. Mostly though I like the fact that this guy is truly such an excellent singer. One of the best out…

Hair Cut Day, Part One

I’ve been writing mostly about raptors in my first posts on this new blog, so I thought I’d pull a couple of recent posts over from the old “Notes from the Dirty Orange Book,” the blog I am more or less leaving behind on Journalspace. While I’ll keep that open as a sort of portal…