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March 31, 2010

March 30, 2010

Home. After a six-hour drive that would have taken under four hours had I-40 West not been closed due to a rockslide near the North Carolina/Tennessee border, I pulled into my driveway. My friend Jamesís car was parked there, so I knew I would be greeted by my three dogs that (more…)

Catching Up at Connemara

March 27, 2010

Tags: family, residency, poetry

March 27, 2010

Iím catching up after several days of not posting here. So many things I wanted to write about have already flown from my mind. Iím sure that some random thought about my residency will pop into my head and I will wish I had included it here and now. (more…)

In and Out and About at Connemara

March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010

Iíve been a bit under the weather for the past few days. Oddly enough, when it is bright and sunny here, I prefer to wait to go outside until the volunteers and staff have left and locked up the front gates and there are only a few hardly hikers or walkers about. (more…)

Indians, Dogs, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

Last night turned out to have a bit of unexpected excitement. Around 8:30, I thought I heard a thump and then a couple of short wails, as if from a siren. Then nothing except what sounded like dull thumps far away (or close and small). (more…)

Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and Me

March 17, 2010

Tags: residencies, travel

March 17, 2010

Today is Saint Patrickís Day, but I refuse to wear green. Let me explain. (more…)

Monday, Monday at Connemara

March 15, 2010

Tags: residencies, travel

March 15, 2010

This morning, I awoke to my cell phone ringing. Because it was still plugged in, I managed to drop it behind the head of the bed before I could answer it. (more…)

Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and Me

March 14, 2010

Tags: residencies, notable poets, travel

March 14, 2010

Another night tossing and turning. It seems that every other night is one where I either sleep like a log or canít sleep at all. I believe, rather like New Yearís I was awake at 2 a.m. to welcome in Daylight Savings Time 2010. At 4 a.m., I turned on the light (more…)

Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and Krispy Kreme

March 13, 2010

Tags: notable poet, travel, residencies

March 13, 2010

The sun was shining when I got up this morning! Oh joy! It has been raining or drizzling or foggy for three days.
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Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and Me

March 12, 2010

Tags: notable poets, residencies, travel

March 12, 2010

After posting late yesterday afternoon, I decided to take a walk in the misty drizzle that had hung around all day. I first went to the goat yard, only to find it locked. I had forgotten that for all practical purposes, Connemara shuts down around 5:00 p.m. Walkers (human and canine) are encouraged (more…)

Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and Me

March 11, 2010

Tags: notable poets, residency, travel

March 11, 2010

It was nearly noon when I awoke today, having slept almost twelve hours. Iím sure one reason would be because the shades were drawn against a dreary day outside. (more…)

Connemara, Carl Sandburg, and me

March 10, 2010

Tags: Residencies, Travel, Notable poets

Yesterday I traveled back the way I haven't gone for nearly seven years--from Kentucky to North Carolina. (more…)