No, I’m not dead–yet. But I’m working on that development like all other living things.

Did I really say that?

Yeah, I guess I did.

Huh, who’d have thunk it.

 

Okay, hello to any interested parties. Yeah, that means you, Bearspawprint, Johnny, Charles, Dennis, LaBelleStudio, Lisa and whoever else who might have been wondering why I’ve been so MIA.  I’m not sure I’ve found something positive to post about at length. But while finally attending to my email –yeah, I’ve been an equal opportunity AWOL entity on more than the blogland front– a few thoughts crossed my mental landscape — nothing earthshaking, I assure you.  I hope this finds everyone enjoying some part of being alive at the moment of reading.  If not, it’s my understanding that there are seven seasons of True Blood available for viewing online to help with your perspective. Or perhaps not. Do you get the idea as to why I’ve not been posting for some time? Hmm?

One:

While I’ve been absent from my blogcasa The Breakfast Special’s  Sarge and Lily–and their supporting cast, have been running amok for hundreds of pages. Currently I am not sure it’s a good idea on my part to continue posting their romantic adventure online. Thoughts on  the pros and cons of this issue are welcome.

Two:

Why the f*&k is Soy appearing in everything from mayo to bread to soup where it serves no purpose except as a filler? I have no affection for soy products as I am allergic to to soy–and its increasing presence in food items where it serves no value is pissing me off royally.  Ooops, this isn’t quite positive, is it? But I do feel better for venting. That’s positive relief. Frack Soy.

Three:

My ever delightful friend, Berit, shared this insightful commentary about rape culture in poetic form.  Nothing is perfect, but I do think it makes a point well worth sharing.  And anything that slams the TSA is right up my alley along with Freedom of Speech.  Hmm, the positive is in the poetry. Or so I’m thinking as I’m typing.  Hence, let me present Anna Binkovitz’s poem “Asking for it”.

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Published on Mar 27, 2014

Anna Binkovitz of Macalester College, performing during prelims at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Macalester placed 5th overall in the tournament.

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Four:

Lantern Journal Magazine can be found on facebook for anyone interested in a serious Art Journal.  At the moment I cannot paste a link to its website. I have no clue why.

Five:

I’m ending this post now before I start backpedaling like crazy before hitting the post button.  🙂

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32 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    August 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I have been wondering where you’ve been…so pleased to see you back…waiting for the book The Breakfast Special’s…will it be on the market soon?

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Hey Charles! I do not yet have a ‘on the market’ ETA, but I will give you a heads up as soon as that is on my dashboard. 🙂

  2. Meg said,

    August 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    i was worried on of the tornadoes got you, glad to see you are not in Oz. hugs!!

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Oh thank the stars that I am ANYwhere but in Oz. I really have no love for the wiz at all. Now those flying monkeys, that’s another story. 🙂 Hope things are looking up in your part of the swamp, Meg.

  3. Jenell said,

    August 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    First let me say that it’s good to hear that you’re still on the same field of play , second I was getting worried and miss reading about lily and Sarge’s love story and last please tell me your reason for not writing has little to do with you watching true blood?

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hey, “J”, “J”, so nice to see you too. I so hope you’ve gotten that travel agenda in play. 🙂 ooo Lily and Sarge will eventually be available for your reading enjoyment at will one way or another.
      As for True Blood—hmm, vices, vices, vices everywhere…..LOL.

  4. Lisa said,

    August 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Good deal! Very good deal! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. August 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I personally did not count on you being dead, quite in the contrary, rather thought you were caught in the middle of some of those real life situations… but I enjoyed Anna Binkovitz´s vision quite a lot. Take care 😀

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Labellestudio, so glad you tuned into Binkowitz and enjoyed. Hey, isn’t this part of real life? OOO I’m beginning to see the problem with my vision of reality….ahhhhh ha! 🙂

  6. Deborah said,

    August 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I’m so glad to finally hear something from you. I knew there were things going on that you had to take care of, but I kept hoping you’d come back, and here you are. As for me, I’ve had a very rough couple of months, but I seem to be coming out of it FINALLY!.

    I’d love to see more of the story, but I wouldn’t want to pressure you about it since I don’t know what your doubts are about continuing to post. If you’re not posting it, will it be ready for publication soon, so that your loyal and excited readers can get a copy? Lots to think about. And who knows. Maybe there aren’t any real answers yet, but that’s my take. If it were totally up to me, of course, you’d start posting more segments. 🙂

    I hope to be seeing more of you soon. And if you need an ear, I’m here. I have my own issues (as we all do), but I always have time for a friend who needs to talk. 🙂

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Oh Deborah, you are so kind in so many ways. 🙂 Good to hear that your rough road has smoothed out. Life’s potholes can really be the shytes.
      More of the story will find its way into ink as soon as I get the whole huge shebang all dressed up and ready for dancing.
      Answers? If you’ve got answers, I’d like to get a gander at them!. 🙂
      I’ll stop by your blogparty soon.

  7. August 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Ola! Welcome back! If I understand correctly that you have been MIA because you have been working like a fiend on your novel – well, hey! what a fabulous reason.
    My thoughts about posting one’s writing – as in your novel – online? I wouldn’t. Let people wait til you’re published and they can download the eBook or purchase it, and support you! But moreover, here’s this. People do swipe stuff – a friend had once given me a URL (which I’ve lost) where you could put in the file names of your art or photographs you’ve put on your website or blog – you typed the file name into this site — I couldn’t believe how many people had just casually taken my work and included it in theirs with no credit to me or my sites. I still put stuff out there, of course, watermark it when I can, add © to my writing, but am a bit less trusting than I once was.
    Soy – I rely on it as I don’t eat meat or dairy, but that’s not what you’re talking about, right? You’re finding it in mainstream foods? It saves agribusiness money to add fillers, but worse, if it’s the big food companies? I’m sure that soy is non-GMO. I’ve always been a label reader because of all the crap that goes in food. Sadly, it’s your only defense.
    Loved the poetry slam.
    jeanne

    • August 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Oops – a mistake above. If it’s in mainstream foods, the soy most likely IS genetically modified. It’s the non-GMO that’s safer.

      • August 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

        Yep, I followed your thinking about the GMO and mainstream foods. 🙂

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Hello Jeanne fellow crow lover.
      You’ve hit the nail on the head regarding my qualms about posting more of this novel on my blog. At this point I have far too much invested in it to let less ethical personages play fast and loose with its content–even if they change the names and claim otherwise. And considering where the plotlines and characters are going beyond what’s here–ha–no way Jose, say I to more intellectual property theft at will.
      What started out as a little fling with a love story has grown into something much farther reaching than anticipated.
      You’re also correct in my issues with soy and the mainstream food market. I have indeed noticed the GMO variety fillers more and more because of reading labels–and noticing the changes in the foods themselves. None of which has been an improvement in quality. Some folks are making a ton of money off of making other people sick by contaminating the food supply with what appears to be innocuous little soybeans modified to be something other than a healthy food alternative to meat products. .
      Oh slammed poetry is wonderful! 🙂 Have you dressed appropriately today? Hmm? LOL.

      • September 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Hey! I don’t know if this would help you – on the soy subject – since you’re trying to avoid it, but in case it’s of interest – there is a website that lists lots of products where the soy is non-GMO -http://www.nongmoproject.org. However, many non-GMO companies are also not on there, may not even be aware of it.
        I’m glad to hear you’re writing and keeping it to yourself. It’s understandable to start out sharing online, but when it becomes serious … better your story’s readers are agents and editors who might want to publish it or friends/family who know enough about writing to be of real assistance.
        I have several friends, fellow writers, whom I trust to give me good writing advice and vice-versa; we’re remnants of a now-defunct children’s writing critique group. Eva, I won’t even join an online critique group where I don’t know the people. No one thinks of copy/pasting anything of anyone’s anymore.
        Thanks for link to GQ – what a sad society we’ve become, eh?
        Am I dressed appropriately today? I lost the thread on that … dunno. :oP
        Jeanne

  8. August 14, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    🙂

  9. August 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Great to see that you are still interested in blogland. As you can see…folks have missed you.

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Oh artistatexito, I certainly am still interested in blogland. It’s just that there’s this cast of characters demanding so much time and attention that, well, there’s only one way to satisfy the likes of them–write them into being–even if it is very virtually via a computer word processing program. It’s so nice to find so many friendly icons come to visit my blogcasa. I hope the river and art world have been treating you richly and well. 🙂

  10. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    August 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I knew you were ok. I had moments of concern, but somehow I knew you would be back. I hope the break served you well, Eva. It’s good to see your blogcasa with the lights on. 🙂

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Oh Johnny, now I feel like a Motel 6 blogger. 🙂 Yeah, I may give into my offline vices for extended periods of time, but I do find my way back to cyberspace one way or another. I can hardly believe how long it’s been since the time before there were blogs and places like wordpress to play with. Oh yes, it’s come a long way since no one took the internet seriously as an advertising venue. I hope all is well with all your ladies. 😉

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        August 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

        Hahaha! This is your blogcasa. You’ve been at the motel 6 all this time as far as I’m concerned. 😛

      • August 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        You’ve got an excellent point, Jon Jon. 🙂

  11. August 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    hello 47whitebuffalo its dennis the vizsla dog hay i do not no wot it is with yoo hyoomans and the fillers in yore fud it seems like with yore big brayns yoo wood no better!!! i gess their must be lots of green paypers in it for sumbuddy!!! ok bye

    • August 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      And a huge raw rabbit steak for you too, Dennis. Oh yes indeed, muchos greenbackers in the shit for food fillers soy industry. I think people know exactly what they’re doing with those fillers. What is with us humans is a great question. Let me know if you ever figure out an answer about our destructive behavior. By the way, there’s this very pretty young Collie by the name of Isabella across the street whom you might be very interested in meeting some time when you’re walking your humans. Or not. Something to dream about though. 🙂

  12. Roxie said,

    September 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

    missed you! glad you’re up and kicking, and posting! see how we’ve all waited for your comeback? we’re ready to pounce on every word! as for soy, it is my enemy too, allergy…not to mention the estrogen, ya know?

    • September 22, 2014 at 6:25 am

      Hey Roxie! Good to see you. 🙂 I still need to find my blog groove, but it’s loitering with intentions.
      Oh yeah the bad soy food toy is no joy for many of us.


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