Saturday, October 13, 2012
For my father-in-law's October birthday, I tried my hand at candymaking using this recipe found on Pinterest. A good Kentuckian, I of course substituted bourbon for the Jack Daniels. The caramels came out delicious (if a little sticky) and looked so cute in a mason jar with a gold-painted lid (new obsession).
Q: Is 'Paint It Gold' the new 'Put a Bird on It'? I think yes.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
"Good poets borrow; great poets steal..." -T.S. Eliot
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This afternoon, reading poetry from my students in a coffeeshop window seat, I saw this little lady on the sill. I wondered if she belonged to my backyard hive and then took her picture posed with my paperclip, which is gold because half the tiny things I own are now spray-painted gold. I think good poems are like bees: small, beautiful, dangerous specimens, not one hinge or socket out of place.