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Saturday, April 12, 2003

The First Annual Poetry Contest for middle school and highschool sponsored by the South Dakota Poet Laureate (Dave Evans) was held yesterday at South Dakota State University. There also was an open mike after the students read. My spouse had 4 winners out of the 13 chosen from about 500 entries reading so it was quite a deal for the community. There were about 125 people there listening to the poetry. Wow. It is great to see this happening here.

There were several people from the community that read at the open mike. Lots of good writing. I read a couple of mine from the Ses, ie Straight-line Meander and Speed Delusions. It was a little scary standing up in front of a group of former peers who remember me as an engineer/ climatologist bigmouth. It was well received and I think the relationship with Evans will be very productive one.

I have my taxes out of the way now. Maybe I can get back and be more attentive to this blog.

Keep up the good fight for peace and respect for others in the world. This weekend is as critical as any.


Tuesday, April 08, 2003

The rumors of my exile have been grossly overstated.

I have been wallowing in the land of the “business side of writing” which seems like a good place to recover from physical illness. Why wait, get sick first!

I have been spending some time reading about secret societies and the new world order and other assorted garbage. It takes superior inverse crap detectors to sieve out the worthwhile from the pernicious when it is mixed in with so much obviously fallacious mishmash. Couple that with my lack of background depth in some of the ancient myth and you have a potentially useless exercise.

One advantage is that it is a suitable replacement for the TV and radio I have not been watching. Perhaps a preview of what the war nuts dream about when they doze off in a briefing. I am sure they are bored too.

The birds have been a real treat the past few days. The back yard is full of avian exuberance.

An excerpt from recent work evolving from the struggle and pleasure of spring on the American steppe.

“The Scythians enjoy it so much
... they howl with pleasure”

There is an intensity in the air today.
Perhaps it is the presupposition
the not-quite-ready inevitability
ever present in dry wind.
Descending, spreading from the Scythian plain

Search "Imperial and Royal Dragon Court & Order" if you want to get a feel of the wind