When I got to Paris, back for the first time in a while,
it was early in the morning on a Saturday. I had forgotten
to write down the door code for the building where I was staying,
so I thought I would sit down on the canal
and be tired there for a while and think about what to do
and watch the crows and the joggers.
So I sat there on the pavement, right by the water, with my suitcase.
It’s an ugly suitcase, light blue fabric, stained and marked.
Atlantic: emblazoned with a sea horse. I don’...
A Poem About Your University’s Absolute and Unwavering Appreciation of Its Faculty in Spite of Said Faculty’s Crap Salaries
“A rise in the cost of living chipped away at salary gains by full-time faculty members in the 2017-18 academic year, according to new survey data published on Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors. Full-time faculty earned an average of 3 percent more than they did in the prior academic year. But that salary increase was cut by nearly two-thirds, to 1.1 percent, after adjusting for inflation.” — The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 11, 2018
Dear Extremely Appreci...
This is my luggage collection, most of which
is from the middle of the last century
or roundabouts – some later perhaps:
floral hat box in blues and greens (large);
light blue hat box (medium);
three train cases: yellow, light blue (with monogram DLR),
and tan with brown piping;
light blue Samsonite shoulder bag;
cream marbled Samsonite suitcase (medium);
light blue Starline suitcase (medium);
Penguin Travellers tapestry suitcase (soft-sided and small);
white suitcase with light blue piping,
I Am Emily Cratchit/Miss Piggy in The Muppet Christmas Carol, And I Am Not Prepared For This Uplifting But Nonetheless Impromptu Christmas Feast
Okay, so I thought it was going to be a mellow Christmas day at home with our single Cornish game hen and three cranberries. But no. Things have been shaken up.
Poem About Your University President’s Completely Reasonable Four Million-Dollar Compensation Package
It's perfectly reasonable. Let us explain.
Including the golden coffin that will house your putrifying corpse until the Day of Judgment.
Things That A Senior Colleague Could Have Said To You Other Than ‘I Like Your Summer Outfit’ When You Ran Into Him
Location: a coffee shop, summer break
In case a gentleman offers a detailed opinion about your tits.
Watching in North Carolina.