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Okay, over and out again from Bennington, Vermont—where I just watched former Poet Laureate Donald Hall, who is now in his 80’s, read some stupendous new poems about death, life, baseball, old dogs and meatloaf (but not necessarily all together) and had the privilege of introducing my friend, the entirely wonderful memoirist/biographer Susan Cheever, for her reading.)
Now back to your regularly scheduled (and very smart) Alan Mittelstaedt.
I have a problem with a poem and old dogs and meatloaf. It sounds like a Vietnamese restaurant.
Very funny again once more Mr. Woody. You remind all us of Shecky Greene… Celeste blog numbers up because you supplying free laughs.
Celeste, please find a wife for Woody over there… He’s worse than ever.
I’m not sure a Vermont poetry seminar is the place to find a wife for a race-baiting homophobe who spend his time at watching ballgames and making online enemies. But then, maybe he likes good cheese.
I don’t know about that, Mavis, Vermont has quite a few idiosyncratic character Woody might fit in with. I have some old college friends who moved to a village in VT a decade ago to get away from the city (NYC) and bought 160 acres, built themselves a house from scratch, got goats to clear the land, all but wove their own clothes (I think they did make cheese), you get the idea, figuring it couldn’t get more peaceful than that.
Well, their nearest neighbor decided to build his own expansion and after a disagreement involving splitting the costs of ploughing their shared road in winter, put the workers’ outhouses right on the property line closest to my friends’ house so that the odor would blow upwind. Sad to say my friend (the male half) sank to the bait and I can’t repeat what happened next. They all own shotguns and swear that if any bodies are buried no one will ever find them.
I think Woody could easily find a wife up there somewhere.
One thing that surprised me visiting VT: they’re among the most impatient people I’ve ever met, won’t wait in line and push past you if you’re not fast enough. I’d have thought all that space and peacefulness would rub off on them in a positive way but my friends say it’s because they’re not used to waiting for anything, so when they have to they can’t deal with it. What do you find, Celeste? (Of course, being a poetry festival you’ll likely get a skewed demographic. No wifely prospects for Woody there, I suspect.)
WHOA! LOOK OUT EVERYONE! WOODY’S GOING TO BLOW!
Why reg can’t get a job in Brooksville, Florida.
City: Workers must wear underwear and use deodorant, and foul language is prohibited.
Woody the Political Armchair Quarterback, full of beer and full of snacks.
An example of why California is a lost cause:
Part II – An example of why California is a lost cause:
^He’s so stuck on himself he struts sitting down. Can one visualize that?
Totally, but the chair has wheels.
On a more serious note, this blog needs a post on the court rejecting a prisoner’s access to DNA evidence. Very sad. It really feels like if these guys wrote the constitution there would be no right to a jury trial at all.
Part II – example of why California is a lost cause:
â€¦Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said legislative leaders are going to need fortitude to solve Californiaâ€™s $24.3 billion budget shortfall with deep cuts to cherished programs.
Calm down; have some dip.
Part III – An example of why California is a lost cause:
State Income Tax Revenues Plummet
At least there are some steps in the right direction:
U. of California Faculty and Staff Members Could Face 8% Pay Cut
An example of why California MAY NOT BE a lost cause:
To Save Money, California Plans to Deport Illegal Immigrant Inmates
Part IV – An example of why California is a lost cause:
It’s for the children.
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