October 15, 2002
Well, another lengthy absence has elapsed since I last touched this site.
These weekly disappearances are becoming a disturbing trend. My apologizes
and my thanks for everybody who's been hanging around despite my neglect!
This past weekend I attended the Humpback
Barn Festival, a celebration of local poets and artists. I was there
to read a poem I had written and the reading went off without a hitch. A
minor setback did occur after I finished the poem when I nearly fell off
the stage. As I was leaving the podium, I stumbled on the cinderblock that
served as the stage's step. It was an awkward moment that was greeted with
a collective gasp from the audience. After wobbling a bit, I righted
myself and announced " I'm alright!" to the concerned onlookers.
For a moment, I felt like a bright, shiny jackass.
However, the rest of
the event was enjoyable. There was a slight chill in the air, but it
didn't distract from some fine poems.
Eric is preparing to go to Amsterdam!
He's leaving on Wednesday and he'll be staying a few weeks in Europe. Safe
journey, Eric, and try not to start any international incidents!