Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Everyone seems to be receiving their contributor copies of Best of the Web, where's mine?!

I'm so looking forward to reading all the stories in there! I know that summer has just begun, but I need my summer reading and, from what I hear, the BOTW 2010 is huge.


I'm drafting in my head a post for Third Face about this whole idea of "best" and why it's a bunch of hooey.


I got some lovely news from Molly Gaudry a little while ago. See that note on the right of the page? The one about a WWP chapbook in 2011? Yup. I'm bouncing off the walls.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


When I was a very little kid, my dad called me pumpkinhead. I don't know why, I have a fairly average-shaped head. I did some Googling and found that it was an insult for those of obvious Polish descent. I am of Polish descent, but it ain't obvious. I think he just liked the way it sounded to say Pumpkinhead.

My friend was this for Halloween one year and wore a real Pumpkin on her head.

I've been pretty absorbed in teaching (3 classes), working (full-time, doncha know), and blogging other places (like this and this, which I'm totally psyched about).

I feel like by the time I get to this blog I'm either low and depressed or tired and just feel like I need to type something. So let's go with option 1 (and a touch of 2), shall we?

It's becoming more frequent that I feel the decisions I've made, particularly those based on instinct, were super-wrong. Like, wow, wrong road chosen wrong.

I'm trying to get some balance back in my brain, but this summer is a teeter-totter rusting from the base.

yay! fun! blog!