Fog in the meadow —
the soft arc of horses’ necks
Rainfall pelts the roof —
smell of fresh pine chips
from the pinto’s empty stall
(Birch Prees Press, 2002)
still this wish
pitch in yankee
the scarecrow’s jacket
“51 candles” to appear in The Elysian Fields Quarterly.
I’m the scarecrow’s
at evening’s bell
the fields are crowded…
translated by David G. Lanoue
flood damage —
our new riparian beach
haven’t seen her
in 30 years —
sending one more chaste email
[April 21, 2005]
by the negative responses of lefties and the nonbelieving media to the election of Cardinal
Ratzinger to the papacy? I’d expect a more dignified — not to mention Christ-like — response
from individuals who think Benedict XVI was chosen by the Holy Spirit and possesses The
Truth. Benedict certainly can take care of himself and doesn’t need his side of the blogosphere
reacting to negative press with their own counter-hissy-fits — not to mention their own less-
than-objective interpretations of Ratzinger’s pre-papal actions, writings and comments.
Me too Sensitive? Although Prof. B. didn’t seem to mind, I couldn’t help but feel the “dagMugS”
April 20, 2005) Hewitt, creator of “60 Minutes,” thinks network news broadcasts could attract
more viewers by “taking a page from the 60 Minutes book and offering some audacious commentary.
So far so good, but Hewitt then limits the commentator role to “bright, attractive articulate men and
women.” That gets this old goat‘s goat. It’s tough enough being bright and articulate most days.
Going for “attractive” is going to be a stretch. On the other hand, this guy got a pretty good slot.
She’s too busy: I’m sorry to hear that Marcia Oddi is going to stop posting at her always-interesting
(even to non-Hoosiers) site, The Indiana Law Blog. Marcia says “I love doing the blog, but it is
taking up far too much of the time that I need to spend: (1) producing income; and (2) finding new
clients for my “information solutions” business. ” I wish Marcia all the best and hope she’ll have
time to be a commentor and visitor at other weblogs.