Monthly Archives: July 2009

My Journey in Poetry

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I’m writing this way too early in the morning. My brain popped awake at 4.45, and try as I might — and I did for an hour and a half — I couldn’t fall back to sleep so I thought …

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Back to Blighty…Briefly

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It’s pouring rain here today, which is making it psychologically easier to prepare for my trip off-Island. Tomorrow I head off for a quick trip back to England to attend the Polyverse Poetry Festival being held at the University Of …

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Plagiarism and Bernie Madoff

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At the behest of Jane Smith at How Publishing Really Works , bloggers around the world are using today to bring attention to the problem of plagiarism. Although I have been lucky enough never to have been a victim of …

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Shameless Promotion: "Pedal Pusher"

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Hi. Remember me? I feel like it’s been yonks since I last blogged, but I see that it’s been less than a week. I guess it is that strange phenomenon called “island time” finally creeping into my molecules. Everything takes …

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Up

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I’ve always been a sucker for Disney movies. Long after the kids grew out of them, I insisted on keeping videos of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lion King.” Actually, the Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland” remains one of …

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Morning Meditation

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I’m sitting in my bed in my house on the Island. I’m still a bit jet-lagged and so I’m waking earlier than usual. Every summer when I first arrive I become reacquainted with the experience of early morning calm, those …

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