Today, I'm feeling good (and singing Levon Helm's song "Feelin' Good" in my head as I write this. True confession: I have a crush on Levon Helm). I'm feeling good because I seem to have shaken the head cold that threatened to become a sinus infection. I'm also feeling good because all day yesterday and for a part of this morning, I thought my eyesight was dramatically becoming worse. Turns out, it was just the fact that both my glasses and my computer screen were filthy. With the sun and clean lenses/screen, I seem to be seeing just fine. Whew!
Much love to blogger friend Kathleen Kirk, who posted a beautiful review of the Blood Almanac, on her blog Wait! I Have a Blog?! If you don't follow Kathleen yet, please check her out. She works at a used bookstore in Normal, IL and offers all kinds of insight into the world of books. She's also a fine poet herself. It was a delight to click on her blog this morning and see a copy of my own book shining out from the screen.
Last, I just have to link to Julianna Baggott's most recent post: Dear Good Ole Boys of the Literary South. While I encounters some of this psychology in my MFA program, this post is the extreme version of the Good Ole Boy Southern Writer. I loved it!