Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogging from the mountains...

For those who don't know, I spend four days in the fall each year studying at Quartz Mountain. I attend the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute and this year I chose to study poetry. It has been an incredible week end. I have been surrounded my incredible talent and breath taking art. The lodge is comfortable and rustic.

Here's a little sample of my work this week:


If the stars weren’t calling to me to come look,
If the coyotes would stop yipping their songs to the moon,
Damn moon -
I could crawl into the tangle of sheets and down and
Slide next to you.
I could slip away into nothingness.
Sometimes sleep isn’t necessary for survival.
I actually learned in the army ways to survive
In the most difficult times,
In the coldest environments,
The harshest terrains,
Without sustenance or sleep.

Monday, October 10, 2011


The "occupy" movement has me hopeful, interested, and feeling very proud. The whole Wall Street thing makes me spitting mad. 

I read many of the big shots are expecting larger bonuses this year. 

I spend my own money on novels for my class. Unfortunately I cannot afford 135 books, just 28 or so that all five classes must share. The books have to stay at school and we read in class. I don't like it that way, but until I get a Wall Street bonus (which is NEVER) I will have to deal with it.