Category Archives: Friends

A few random thoughts on the VCU MFA reunion

This coming weekend is the 30th anniversary reunion for Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in creative writing. Originally, I thought I was going, but delays in information about the schedule of events, conflicting life events and obligations, and this pesky day … Continue reading

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WIDE-EMU 2012: A Few Misc. Thoughts

WIDE-EMU 2012 (or is it WIDE-EMU 2?) happened Saturday at Michigan State and it all seemed to go off without a hitch, more or less.  There might be more later, but I thought I’d  write a down a few thoughts … Continue reading

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Read “R3” for great dystopian Christmas cheer

My friend Dennis Danvers has published a very amusing and unusual Christmas story, “R3,” which is really R superscript 3, but I don’t want to mess with the code to make that appear here. In any event, it is the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes celebrate perfect record, sort of

Today was the last game for Will’s soccer team the Earthquakes (I guess mine too, since I helped out Jim K. with coaching and kid wrangling), and what a miserable game it was. We had to play the first game … Continue reading

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Costello, Dylan, and “not getting it”

Here’s a few thoughts on last night’s concert at the EMU Convocation center of Bob Dylan and his band with Elvis Costello as the opening act: Tweet

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Costello/Dylan show preview

Sorry it leaks over to the side a bit. Still pretty cool though: Tweet

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Part of my on-going and idiosyncratic references to unicorns

Via boing boing and from this site here. No, it doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me either…. Tweet

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Unicorn for sale…

aww, ain’t that cute? Maybe Bill HD and I can take these two golfing next time…. Tweet

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I played at Pierce Lake Golf Course yesterday with Bill HD, Jim K, and Bob H (a former administrator returning to faculty at EMU), and I had a 93 (see below), a new low for me. However, there are many … Continue reading

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How the Wii was won

Finally, we got one. But first the story: Yesterday was quite the day for people waiting around in lines for things. There was the whole Harry Potter frenzy, of course. Three small tangents about that: first, the Huffington Post collection … Continue reading

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