For more information about Leroy Smith's basketball techniques and strategies:
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
"The mission of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music is to present the highest quality symphonic performances of diverse repertoire to a broad audience while providing musicians with a forum for artistic expression and learning."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him, and the world that makes him who he is: when I speak of writing, what comes first to my mind is not a novel, a poem, or literary tradition, it is a person who shuts himself up in a room, sits down at a table, and alone, turns inward; amid its shadows, he builds a new world with words. This man – or this woman – may use a typewriter, profit from the ease of a computer, or write with a pen on paper, as I have done for 30 years. As he writes, he can drink tea or coffee, or smoke cigarettes. From time to time he may rise from his table to look out through the window at the children playing in the street, and, if he is lucky, at trees and a view, or he can gaze out at a black wall. He can write poems, plays, or novels, as I do. All these differences come after the crucial task of sitting down at the table and patiently turning inwards. To write is to turn this inward gaze into words, to study the world into which that person passes when he retires into himself, and to do so with patience, obstinacy, and joy. As I sit at my table, for days, months, years, slowly adding new words to the empty page, I feel as if I am creating a new world, as if I am bringing into being that other person inside me, in the same way someone might build a bridge or a dome, stone by stone. The stones we writers use are words. As we hold them in our hands, sensing the ways in which each of them is connected to the others, looking at them sometimes from afar, sometimes almost caressing them with our fingers and the tips of our pens, weighing them, moving them around, year in and year out, patiently and hopefully, we create new worlds.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The list of awesome instructors include:
Laura van den Berg
And for the full list of writers and for more information:
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
First crushes, or whatever it was that resembled crushes were Kim and Aimee.
First time making the Honor Roll list for the whole school year.
Coz, Doug, Beth, Erin, and Blair were the fastest runners.
Ms. Hall was the teacher--real cool.
Sat across Mimmy, who had the most contagious laugh.
Rien, Daisy, and I always had to wait in Ms. Rita's office to be picked up after the school day ended.
Ms. Rita pulled out splinters.
Brett and Graham were the tallest in class.
Tim was the best bowler.
Classroom was on the second floor.
Coach Jordan/Coach Gibson: "Perfect practice makes perfect."
Shel (5th grade) fell and hit his head on the wooden deck--skin split open just above his eyebrow, and he needed stitches.
Pretended I was Wolverine when playing chase.
Football/Stuck in the mud/soccer/kickball in the parking lot (sometimes the ball would go over the fence, onto Johnston St.)
Rainy days in the Commons Room (bear-walking and wheelbarrow races, tripod handstands, handstands, headstands, cartwheels, rolling, speed-walking)
Read Indian In The Cupboard--"vittles" was a vocabulary word. It means food--only vocabulary term I remember remembering throughout my school career.
Wore knock off Agassi's from Payless.
Italy was my favorite soccer team.
Still listening to--
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
"Talking With Maria"
SoMa Literary Review--
And his blog can be found at:
[Full Blue Moon Dementia]
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"Our mission is to provide an experience that welcomes and encourages interactions between various cultures, generations and artistic disciplines in order to increase the participation, enjoyment and knowledge each may have with and of the others."
Sunday, June 14, 2009
"I could adduce Kafka's formula: [A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul]" (2).
"...--we proceed, seeking out the blank pages in the map that our favorite writers, in their greatness and negligence, have left for us, hoping to pass on to our own readers--should we be lucky enough to find any--some of the pleasure that we ourselves have taken the stuff we love: to get in on the game. All novels are sequels; influence is bliss" (45).
"Children did not abandon comics; comics, in their drive to attain respect and artistic accomplishment, abandoned children" (79).
"It has often been observed that the writing of fiction is akin to the work of a stage magician, a feat of sustained deception in which by imagery and language the trickster leads the audience to believein the existence or possibility of a series of nonexistent or impossible things. In fiction and in stage magic, one result of this deception, if it works, is the experience of pleasure in the audience at the verisimilitude of the effect. In both cases the pleasure is possible--indeed, it depends entirely--on the audience's knowing perfectly well that it is being fooled, on its avid willingness to be fooled, to participate in creating the illusion of reality" (206).
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
The Summer 2009 Sein Und Werden issue can be found here:
The short prose piece, "In The Mornings," can be found here:
And for the full list of contributors:
Really cool journal based out of Manchester, England.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
was kind enough to send this link of writing prompts a while back:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Mud Luscious Press will be publishing it soon enough. Had the pleasure of reading a draft of it not too long ago, and it's awesome. And by awesome, I mean it's really awesome. Looking forward to reading the finalized version.
For more about Molly, check out her wonderful site at:
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Mud Luscious Press---
Free copies of Charles Lennox's chapbook, A Field Of Colors---
Definitely worth checking out--Mud Luscious Press will send you a free copy if you just let its editor, J.A. Tyler, know that you would like one. Awesome.
For more information about Mud Luscious Press and J.A. Tyler and Charles Lennox's A Field Of Colors:
The specifics about receiving a copy of A Field Of Colors can be found under the June 1, 2009 post.
Please check out Charles Lennox's pretty cool site at: