Wednesday, May 18, 2011

thank you

Dishwasher soap and dog treats! A love bunny! A bell for an ignition, an umbrella for an air filter.

Fantastic life!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Chronicles of Ronnie, part one

Ronald was in a house with 85 other chihuahuas and 4 cats. There were dead chihuahuas in the house, too. This was in South Philly, in a little brick row house, last July. Ronald was rescued by the Pennsylvania ASPCA and who then reached out to the tri-state rescues to help them place all the dogs.

Ronnie has a limpy leg and no one knows exactly what happened. He is also pretty terrified of movements and noises. He doesn't make eye-contact and doesn't like to be touched. He spent the first day and night at our house in the basement behind the woodstove. The next day he decided to try the first floor. He camped out under a chair. What a big step!

My Sandy loves him and my Machismo just wants to play. We are taking our time with him, letting him get comfortable and make the first moves. I am so happy to have him in our home.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

University of Baltimore's MFA reading, 2011

I attended the final reading this past Friday. It was so filled with gratitude and love! This graduating class seemed to have a bond, much more so than my class... Watching them (all 18 of them!) interact made me want to go back to UB and do it again, get another MFA from them. Hooray for Kendra and Steve.

Click here for links and pictures of the books they created.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dang, Lockheed Martin!

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Violation Date: Mar 30, 2011 16:23:33

Actual Speed: 42 Speed Limit: 30

Location: 6114 Harford Road N/B

Weather: CLEAR

Now the City, by way of a Lockheed Martin contract for red light and speed cameras, also offers you a video of your offense. I tried to post it here but the firewalls wouldn't let me. I'll try again later.