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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!

The Humpback Barn Festival
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.

In Eric Whetsel News...
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!

Barn sketch 2002-2006 Bette Graham
Copyright 2001-2006 Tom Cherry