In my teens, I read a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke called Letters to a Young Poet.
“Love the questions,” he said.
In November, the Daily Texan published an article entitled “The questionable value of arts programs.” This is my response… albeit four months after the fact.
It’s been a month since I posted, and that means I owe a witty explanation that is honest enough to maintain integrity, yet endearing enough I might be forgiven. Not that I have illusions people hang out waiting for me to post, but a month of silence is still a deadly blogger sin.
Last Spring I was hired into a job I hadn’t even applied for– as a Trio server in the Four Seasons Hotel. It was a bit a lot over my head. Maybe they hadn’t looked at my resume. Maybe they thought I would be a quick learner. Maybe it was my lucky teal purse. Whatever it was, I decided to put my intimidation on the shelf and welcome an adventure. In spite of this optimism, it is nothing short of a miracle I didn’t end up a casualty.
At Spider House tonight. Portishead, a warm Fall breeze, christmas lights, and an extra spicy bloody mary are making school work downright enjoyable. I might just work until they close. My next post should be up by the weekend, but in the meantime here’s a short film by a college student that inspired me for the [...]
A friend and I were at Taza Fresca having a study-buddy session when she showed me a link to Robert Duke — a UT music professor speaking at Cornell. OK, geek moment… yes I watch speeches for fun, don’t judge. She and I agreed if it weren’t for graduating this spring we would have been all over a course by this guy next Fall. He’s a great speaker. Here you go Duke, this is your plug from me- a complete stranger.
Last Saturday, I sat in bed with some Sumatran roast and started thesis writing. I was excited. I get my best writing done in PJ’s.
Colt McCoy was picked up by my Browns last year. Austin-nites always point this out when I say I’m from Cleveland. They are proud to be connected to his talent, and claim a small piece of his glory.
The appropriate first post is supposed to be one where I introduce myself.