• Love Poems

    From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee

    I find this blog a convenient place to gather lovely poems I want to remember. I love Li-Young Lee. From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat. O, to take what we love inside, to carry within us an orchard, to eat not only the skin, but the shade, not only the sugar, but…

  • Love Poems,  Other Stuff I Made

    A Nerdfox’s Guide to Loving Nerdfoxes: Part Deuce

    Matt and I have moved three times in the last year, and lived in 4 houses. I know the math doesn’t work out quite right, but the point is, where is all my stuff? I am always looking for it. HOWEVER, YESTERDAY, while looking for (like a damn hour) a cord to hook up the stereo to the computer, I found something that is better! Better than a $3 cord, better than the missing gospels and better than the Rosetta Stone ALL COMBINED – a flash drive that contained the previously lost Second Edition of the Nerdfox zine. Now I will share it with you. Once again, last names have…

  • Love Poems,  Other Stuff I Made,  Tutorials,  Uncategorized

    Nerdfox Zine – Self Help for the Helpless

    OK – so, back in 2007 I made a few issues of a zine of love advice for nerd foxes – aka nerds who are also foxes. If you don’t believe that this word exists, just check Urban Dictionary. Oh wait, the definition in Urban Dictionary is FROM ME! Someone else pulled that text from my zine and put it on-line. That’s a good feeling. But, ok, back to business, here is a pdf copy of the zine. I have edited out the last names of contributors to protect the innocent. And I don’t stand behind anything in this zine that offends you, but I am behind everything in the…

  • Love Poems

    Love Poems

    Naomi Shihab Nye was one of my favorite poets back when I had to write essays about poets and how they influenced me. Writing those essays made me feel like writing poetry was a tragic waste of my time since these poets had said everything I could ever think to say except smarter and more filled with aching loveliness.  As thankless as working for a grassroots non-profit can feel, it is nice to feel needed. Poetry doesn’t need me; no one needs my poetry. Sometimes when I hear bad poetry it makes me want to write a poem, but I generally channel that into quilts instead.  Everyone needs a blanket.…

  • Love Poems,  wedding

    Love Poems

    I first read Taylor Mali when I was organizing poetry slams for an independent study class. Ha ha. Being an English major is awesome. I thought I would share some love poems I like every now and then. Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali First of all, it’s a big responsibility, especially in a city like New York. So think long and hard before deciding on love. On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security: when you’re walking down the street late at night and you have a leash on love ain’t no one going to mess with you. Because crooks and…