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Archive for March, 2010

NaPoWriMo - Say it three times fast

Filed under: Writing — t @ 10:45 pm

So I have decided to try something new this year and participate in NaPoWriMo. “What is that?” you ask. I could describe it but I am lazy and the website speaks for itself.

“NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.

NaPoWriMo was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, both national and local, organize NaPoWriMo activities.”

That’s about it. I will not post every single poem I write but I do promise not to cheat. If you decide to join in please let me know so I can look for your poems too. It’s all starts tomorrow.

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Filed under: News — t @ 4:08 am

Is this thing still on?

This moment happened today:
“I am less positive than I have ever been. I’m jaded and cynical. I trust very little and expect everyone to leave. And I’m not sure why I think that really. I’m damaged goods. But, I’m an intellectual powerhouse, so it’s a trade off.”

While it might seem a little sad upon first read it is the addition of the final comment that makes it so worth while. This woman is an old and dear friend of mine and she never ceases to be a mix of delightful irony. It is in that statement above, that even after being out of touch for too long, I remember all the things about her that make being her friend easy. She is also exactly what she says she is and I am pretty sure that “intellectual powerhouse” doesn’t even begin to cover the depth of her mind.

Thank you for making me smile tonight.

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