29 December 2006
24 December 2006
So this gets better... Robbie's sister Annie is moving to Portland. Here is Annie's blog - and though I've not met her, her editorial blog-eye suggests she's every bit as dynamic a soul as her brother. Please, Portland friends, welcome Annie Wilkins to our fair city on the Left Coast (the American city that tries harder than any other to be 'European' - and almost succeeds).
22 December 2006
18 December 2006
Since around 1997, I've had poetry or prose (reviews, prose poems) published in the following:
Beat the Dust
Protimluv (in Czech)
Kam v Brně (in Czech)
Super Clod Clod
Turntable and Blue Light
Gently Read Literature
Willows Wept Review
Black Heart Magazine
The Smoking Poet
The Refined Savage
Eight Octaves Review
Oregon English Journal
The Poetry Pole
Open Wide Magazine
The Other Side of Ragged Edge
Ars Poetica 2013 (in Slovak)
Open Wide - 10th Anniversary Edition
From a Terrace in Prague: A Prague Poetry Anthology
PRCHAVÉ DOMOVY: Mezi vyhnavstvím a vnitřním exilem / FLEETING HOMES: Between Banishment and Inner Exile (CZ & ENG)
Bending Light into Verse II
The Return of Kral Majales: Prague's International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010
A.D. Winans Tribute (Open Wide Magazine)
Destination Anywhere (Open Wide Magazine)
Raising Our Voices: Oregon Poets Against the War
14 December 2006
The tools... small pair of dull scissors, which I could barely fit my fingers into... small mirror, about 2"x3"... and a rubber band off some vegetables (I don't remember what kind).
The remnants of my wooly winter fluff.
The results (after an hour or so): Voila! Euro Haircuts rock! Please note that it looked much better after a wash, and looks great now since it's got its curl back.
Thank you for your fascination.
11 December 2006
The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time. Read more...
I know, it may sound crazy, but when I was in high school I would set anywhere from 3-5 alarm clocks all around the room - electric, battery, wind-up, it didn't matter... I'd either sleep through them or get up in my sleep and turn them off. Typically, my waking up required my grandma or my sister shaking me until I came to.
To be fair, I wasn't lazy - I simply rarely got sleep. Living on a hobby-farm meant routine phonecalls from neighbors telling us our cows had gotten through our shabby fences and were in the middle of the road... so I'd often get up at 3:30am (or whenever), round up the cows with a flashlight, 'repair' the fence with bailing twine (or wire), and then go back to bed for an hour or two before school.
And my teachers wondered why I slept through classes...