Month: March 2009

Ron Silver, RIP


Actor, activist Ron Silver dies at 62 – NEW YORK (CNN) — Actor and political activist Ron Silver, who played a recurring role in TV’s presidential drama “The West Wing,” and who also let his political views play out in real life, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer, according to a colleague.

This happy horse of my life

my poetry

This happy horse of my life that I ride around in circles circle like the face of a clock clock-numbered all the way around this This circle is the voice in the center laying out our tasks for us in time. Never mind the saddle and jodhpurs and boots and reins the walks and trots and canters and sun and dust and sweat. This dappled gray horse of my life whose shoulders unfurl to a […]

Cake, and eating it too.


I did not write about my birthday (last Thursday) because I wanted it to be not so big of a deal. I also was busy with the one thing that I did ask for: my birthday cake. The cake came from a local bakery, Busken’s, and was exactly how I wanted it: white cake with fluffy vanilla icing. There were blue and purple flowers on it. I mention this now because Buck and I are […]

New low in breakfast food


This is why I don’t go out for breakfast, as a rule. Blueberry Waffle Breakfast Sandwich Breakfast sandwich with two eggs, two sausages, ham, string cheese and bacon between two blueberry waffles glazed with maple syrup. Courtesy of This Is Why You’re Fat.

Spring arrives in the night-time

Natural world

Spring is officially here. I know this because last night, it was warm enough to sleep with the window open. This feels like a huge event in my life because starting in February, I easily fall into the notion that winter will last forever. I know that this is not the truth. I have even, in math class, had to prove it. Or something in a similar vein. Cold and winter end. I relearn this […]