I’m giving a talk at Monmouth College to 400 or so students in October in response to Michael Pollan’s chapter on beauty in the Botany of Desire. And I heard from a friend at MC that he’s teaching TEISH in a couple of his classes to make a little more of my visit to campus. So, I had to walk a few blocks over to the campus bookstore for a pic—because I can’t imagine looking at something like this ever getting old.
Jane went for a walk this morning before work and returned to the house with a present for me. Can’t wait to see what’s on this thing.
I have three fragments of an old thing along with a little explanation about the ways in which the piece is a ‘darling’ up over at OZP. Curious to see what the other OZP authors end up contributing.
Edwina did the ice bucket challenge.
I married the weirdest person.
Pretty excellent mail day included last year’s royalty check and this: LESSONS IN RUIN, the debut full-length poetry collection by my buddy @justindhamm, with a great inscription and some pretty awesome illustrations of Charlie Chaplin and a smelly jockstrap, among other things.
Looks like some critters found what was left of the sweet corn my uncle handed over to us in an old dog food sack, which we’d been storing on the back patio.