Monday, May 19, 2008

Local Locomotion

Pulcheria posted that the morning of St. Louis' big quake, I was on the train to Chicago.

Well, the girls went for their first train ride on Saturday, and it was generally conceded to be a big hit. Bree especially loved it. Amtrak, in their usual practice of dys-ficiency, was running nearly two hours behind schedule. They tried to make up time, though, so the scheduled 48 minute trip into downtown Saint Louis took 26 minutes. Bree loved how fast the train went! Adria was not impressed, but bore it in silence.


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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ode on January

the month freezes streets
harnesses arctic winds
the person warms hearts, heats my bed’s covers
looks wonderful
hot

the month is harbinger of deep dark nights
the person’s brilliance illuminates desire

the month fights survivors
fosters brittle frigidity
the person encourages life
causes to thrive

the month drags-on
all that grows is frigid
frost
the person changes always
increases in beauty, strength, wisdom
grace

the month is on every calendar
printed paper
gone with turn of the page
the person dwells with me and mine
merged
with my soul

the month sucks happiness like a dementor
the person nourishes joy –
alma sponsa, alma mater



Thank you for nine wonderful years, Pulcheria.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Need a Map?

Okay, here's a real update. I'll make it quick since I'm still working on final projects.

So, on 2 May 2008 I ordered a T-shirt. It was funny and I value humor as a proper exchange of monetary equivalency. Especially if I can wear it. Anyway, I had ordered from the site before, so I knew it was quality.

Here's the tracking information.

Keep in mind that Earth City, MO is only a 25 minute drive from my doorstep. Can you figure out this delivery-path? Grrr. Frustration.