Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Colors of Beau Fleauve

One of my best Christmas presents was the "comic" (really a set of stories and impressions rendered in watercolor) by Charmaine Wheatley, whom I met at a party a few months ago. She was a total delight. (You can buy it at Talking Leaves in Buffalo, and probably Rust Belt Books.) I've been enjoying it for days, while wrapped in my crocheted shawl (thanks, Mom) and listening repeatedly to Pete Townshend's Gold (thanks, Postey).

I was also blessed with the visits of some old friends, and a lovely Solstice with my crew of Crows. Another highlight of the week was skating with Denise and Anne at the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda, possibly the best location for a girls night ever.

I am packed, the car is washed, plants watered, dog stuff packed up, directions printed, MetroCard in wallet--NYC, here we come!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Empress Celia the Imaginary of Hope End
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Saturday, December 23, 2006


I've been teaching and working like a mad thing. Not used to being so busy, but it's mostly good.

Going to NYC over New Year's, to see Patti Smith and attend the St. Mark's Poetry Project marathon, which inspired Urban Epiphany so many years ago.

When I return, I will begin as a part-time reference librarian on staff at Canisius College. I am really excited about this opportunity.

Solstice and Christmas have been a light, joyful thing this year, and I haven't suffered so much from the darkness. Thank you, Goddess! For this and so much more.

Times Beach, December 2006.