Monday, November 29, 2010

Bad Reviews of Great Books

Not everyone agrees with me, and I'm cool with that.  Here's what people on amazon.com had to say about some of my favorite novels.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Reading: Time Enough At Last

It seems that there is never enough time to do all the reading I want to do.  That's why, whenever I am faced with any meaningful amount of time away from teaching, I grab a handful of books and get at it.  Below is the second installment in my "Time Enough At Last" series, in which I go over the books I read during my time off from work.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Pictures of Alex Chilton from a Seven-Year Old Roll of Film

My sister-in-law found an old roll of film that belonged to me, and suggested I get it developed.  Here are the results.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vanya Returns!

This is Vanya, who ran away from home three weeks ago.  We tried and tried to find her, but eventually gave up hope that we'd ever see her again.  And then, this morning, she came home.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing at the Buccaneer

This weekend I played another show with the Perfect Vessels at the Buccaneer.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Damn. I really love Edgar Allan Poe

I had to give my students a crash-course in Edgar Allan Poe, so I dug up some old pictures of Ed and me.  
At Poe's grave, 1999

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rock 'N Romp Recap

I played the Rock 'N Romp with The Perfect Vessels this weekend.  Judging by the response of the under-three set, it was a huge success.

The Perfect Vessels' smallest fans.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm Missing Baseball Already

Some subjects just lend themselves to poetry perfectly.  There are many great poems about sex.  There are many great poems about World War I.  There are many great poems about baseball.