30 Apr 2005

Goodbye, NPM.

Written by sally @ 8:51 am — Section: sally

Two from Raymond Carver (1938-1988).

29 Apr 2005


Written by sally @ 7:11 am — Section: sally

Even though she does not read this website, because today is her birthday, here are a couple of photobooth pictures of my friend Heidi and me in disguise at a Kmart, c. 1991. (more…)

Distracted by Expectation.

Written by sally @ 7:10 am — Section: sally

Once, when I shared an office with Mr. Floon, he was sitting at my desk looking at my calendar and I had these first three lines written in the margin. He said, Did you write this? I said no. Oh, he said. That’s too bad. I thought you were a secret genius. (more…)

28 Apr 2005

A Non-Essential Riling.

Written by sally @ 9:08 am — Section: sally

Last night I was trying to finish up a top secret research project and talk to Larry at the same time. We have a mystery light in our house with no lightswitch to control it (the light has a fixture, lightbulbs, etc., but no switch). I vaguely heard him say something about cutting a hole in the wall, but my mind was fixed on the top secretness….and the fact that America’s Next Top Model was about to come on. (more…)

A Way of Happening.

Written by sally @ 6:39 am — Section: sally

Only three more days, my friends, three more days. Can you quit your bitching now? (more…)

27 Apr 2005

Trade of Charms.

Written by sally @ 8:46 am — Section: sally

I usually hate it when writers refer to what they do as their “craft,” but since it’s Dylan Thomas, I’ll give him a break. (more…)

26 Apr 2005

Sudden Dashes Whenever We Spoke.

Written by sally @ 8:18 am — Section: sally

A special poem dedicated to gclark. (more…)

25 Apr 2005

Down with CMD.

Written by sally @ 8:55 am — Section: sally

Today Mississippi “celebrates” the absolutely worst holiday ever by closing state-run agencies and institutions. (more…)

Sumptuous Moment.

Written by sally @ 8:25 am — Section: sally


23 Apr 2005

The Window.

Written by sally @ 8:48 am — Section: sally


22 Apr 2005


Written by sally @ 6:41 am — Section: sally

In which Billy Collins encourages you to write in your library books for his amusement. (more…)

21 Apr 2005

Buggy v. Cart.

Written by sally @ 3:23 pm — Section: sally

I’ve seen this quiz on several blogs, and after doing it and discovering with no surprise or suspense that I was 65% General American English and 35% Dixie, it reminded me of when my friend edward (he insists on having his name in lowercase), who is from the Midwest, came to visit me when I lived in Birmingham. (more…)

Oh, Horrible!

Written by sally @ 8:55 am — Section: sally

I love bad poems. (more…)

20 Apr 2005

The Heaven of Mercury.

Written by sally @ 2:52 pm — Section: sally

I finished Brad Watson’s The Heaven of Mercury yesterday. Wow. (more…)

That Quiet Look.

Written by sally @ 6:58 am — Section: sally


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