Going on a Crone Cruise!

I’ve signed up to take a cruise to Alaska with a bunch of women over 40. I’ve never considered myself a cruise person before, but I couldn’t pass this up when I heard about it. Dara Marks, script analyst extraordinaire, will be leading a women’s writing workshop during the cruise. We’re leaving from Seattle on August 28th if anyone would like to join us! The early bird rate is in effect until June 15. More info below. Engaging the Feminine Heroic – August 28 – Sept 4, 2009 FTX Events is proud and pleased to announce a unique opportunity for women writers who have dared to pursue something in the creative realm and would enjoy some pampering aboard a CRUISE TO ALASKA this summer! This writer’s retreat is for anyone...

word to word salad… yo.

Word salad is an extensive and eclectic online archive of poetry (podcast and other audio, blogs, links, orgs, etc). The site’s Paul Baker does a weekly radio show of writers performing their own work. He calls it “a serial poem in audio form.” Each show brings a new “sound collage that results from a series of determined and chance operations.” As if you needed another reason to visit… he’s been playing some tracks off my CD All Over the Road. Sweet! I’m in some very good company including Suheir Hammad, Diane di Prima, Jack McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, George Oppen… and hey, that’s just the tip of the ice berg. I’m quite honored… thanks, Paul! Such a great combination, a synchronicity of...

How wondrous is this? Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie

Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie (music and co-direction of video) This is the kind of thing that makes me love the internet. ~ ~ ~ I have Lilylulay to thank for this gem, as I spotted it on her website. She has a great webseries, btw, called The Lilylulay Show. She’s coming up to Vancouver in 2 weeks to be on a panel I’m moderating at the New Media Forum as part of the 2009 Women in Film...

Blogwarming! Welcome and Appies (and how do I win a door prize?)

Hi! Welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Please introduce yourself. Take a look around… It’s still under construction, so watch your step. Feel free to bring anything you’d like… food, wine, song, dance… You can participate simply by clicking on the comment link above and adding yourself to the mix. First thing, before you go any further, we need to set the tone of this party right off the bat. (well, the tone for this hour at least, it could change) To cross the threshold, you must play this video: FLIP OUT LIKE A NINJA AND NO CHEATING… you must play the entire video and get off your butt and flip out. Come on, you know you want to (if Mickey is reading this, I especially mean you). So, Danika, that was fun. What about these door...

in the realm of really cool

Early this morning I awake to what sounds like wounded puppies. In my half-dream state I call out, “somebody’s hurting puppies!” I stumble out of the bedroom and into the livingroom.  Baby is on the couch reading his virtual New York Times. “Did you hear those puppies?” I ask. “Those weren’t puppies… those were orcas,” he replies. “Oh,” I stumble into the bathroom, “okay.” Apparently, my husband had found the The Center for Biological Diversity‘s offering of FREE endangered species ringtones. High-quality, authentic sounds of some of the world’s most threatened animals. The idea is that the free ringtones will inspire conversation and visits to the center’s website, as well...