"As many yellow trumpyts as I want!" - Notes / by D.M. Jerman

1. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2720488
Goodreads. Getting into this website because its better than keeping a reading log anymore.. I guess I'm over it on paper, but not over it enough to not do it on the internet. That trend has been happening with a lot of things, and I can't say I haven't been warned.

"Love's gone paperless!"


2. "H" (fictionsandthelike.blogspot) and I go to a soul-food place on the south side last night with some of her writing student pals. I stay over and this morning on the train we talk about "genius". I tell her the word needs to take a bath. So loaded, perhaps to the point of taking the lilt and the humor out of the thing or the person to which it's applied. Nevertheless, "genius" exists in unlikely places for a reason...

What are the characteristics of the "genius/es" in your life?


3. Writing- people ask me how it's going and I've got nothing but positive things to say. More editing than writing, lately. The whole process is becoming more alive, more connected.
Put a book together for H also, using blurb.com. Expensive, but its something to show for her grad school efforts. With her novella it comes to almost 200pgs. Not bad.

Today, Little Edie Beale (of Grey Gardens fame) would have been 92. She died at 84 in '92.
So, in the name of genius-requiring-bath, this one's for her:

The Libra Man-

I
just got to find!
This green,
in this grey.

Legs fold-
push, pull, hide at clothes
reveal mother!

Maybe she, won't.

Today, I'm not ready
but it's special!
So a birthday dance
around the mansion
for him, me
you.

Hello! No, I'm not coming in!

I've just got to find!
Sunshine
today and what
I'm wearing is
just
right.