"UNBOSSED AND UNBOUGHT", or, seeing bell hooks and Hari Kondabolu

Tonight I went with a good friend to see bell hooks and Hari Kondabolu at St. Norbert University in De Pere Wisconsin. It was lovely--bell hooks is funny, confident as hell, and sort of sweetly charming. and hari kondabolu was funny, thoughtful, and did an endearing impromptu performance of his "feminist dick joke" at hooks' prompting. it was a wonderful night. 

AND i'm so excited to have two pieces in the newest issue of Literary Orphans go live today! while i've been in graduate school for a while and so writing is not new to me, working again creatively has been a new adventure. or perhaps it is more accurate to say that it's one i'd put aside for the past decade and it feels great to start reworking those muscles and that voice. 

i'm very thankful it's almost summer. i'm sick to death of being cold and long, hardcore, for sun and sweat and afternoons spent digging in dirt and arms scratched by roses. while i'm not in love right now, the happiness of summer sure feels f'ing close.