Distribution Automatique

Wednesday, November 10

False hope is the final boundary, the lonely,
lovely shore of all relationships. And there is
a glowing sunset of such sad times.

notebook: 2/8/89
published in: *The Boundary of Blur*
(Roof, 1993)

Most Wanted: A Gamble in Verse
by Jeffrey Encke

Mentioned here before, this
is an excellent group of poems
printed handsomely on an illustrated deck of cards.
It remains on my computer desk,
a wonderful item to read and have.

Here's another poem, on the
4 of clubs:

"unable to articulate dread,/
one sees no cause,
assumes no end:"

Here's a review by Laura Carter

New Pages {click here}

Way Down South in the Land of Cotton

Hey, Blue State people!
Everybody down south
is not evil; far from it. Don't forget
*The Dixie Chicks*
who stood up courageously to their own
demographic to support
Kerry/Edwards and the Democrats
on tour with The Boss.
And they're a damn fine
band too.

Lets just hope they don't
go broke now.

Dixie Chicks {click here}

Wikipedia: The Dixie Chicks {click here}

President Bush responded to the controversy surrounding the Dixie Chicks in an interview with Tom Brokaw on April 24:

"I mean, the Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind. They can say what they want to say. And just because—they shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out. You know, freedom is a two-way street. But I have—don't really care what the Dixie Chicks said. I want to do what I think is right for the American people, and if some singers or Hollywood stars feel like speaking out, that's fine. That's the great thing about America. It stands in stark contrast to Iraq, by the way."