24 January 2006

winter deserts

"in the moment"

i closed my eyes and--
sunwarm air melting my skin
--it's still winter here

skies too clear too dark
i can see thousands of years
i don't notice winter's chill

saffron heat
and desert red
no one
forgets al-maghreb

23 January 2006

the new start

i wished for a storm--
late at night
i heard rain fall.
this month is too warm.

I'll let other people talk about migraines. I find that if I talk about them, I think about them and migraines, being in one's head, tend to get in your head, when you let them in your head. So. I'm having an MRI soon anyway. We'll see how that goes.


1/10/2006: Finish the following sentence as someone 10 years younger/older than you: The only thing I ever wanted was … .—From The Pocket Muse.

The only thing I ever wanted was steady ground beneath my feet. Ground that didn't move and shake like an earthquake, a train station, trick flooring, ground that I could call my own, that wasn't begged, borrowed or stolen and when I found that ground, I'd kiss it and the feet that walked upon it. But that day hasn't come yet and this ground too shakes and shudders, begged and stained, maybe tomorrow I'll go. I have to keep searching.

02 January 2006

Reading List

I got tired of this on the side... Eventually I'll cull this to something manageable... I do read these. Anyway.

::: misc :::
Andy Andy McFadden's CD-Recordable FAQ
Book Whore
Caveman Chemistry
Emma Davies
Ill Will Press - Foamy
Lorem ipsum generator
Migration Information
My Back Yard
Papaver Somniferum
The Leaky Cauldron
The One Ring
Red Dwarf
Pointless Waste of Time

::: more misc :::
Canadian House and Home
Calvin & Hobbes
Castles in the Sand
Get Fuzzy
Mahmoud Farshchian
Non Sequitur
Pearls Before Swine
Simpsons Archive
The Boondocks
Theban Mapping Project
think arete
Zarmina's Story

::: reading library :::
Alternative Palestinian Agenda - Peace Initiative
AlterNet Top Stories
The American Prospect
Arab News
A Personal Diary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Nigel Parry

Bahraini.TV - News Articles
BuzzFlash - Daily Headlines and Breaking News

Center for Basque Studies
CNN Specials - Blueprint of the Body Overview

Electronic Intifada
Emma Goldman
Environmental Protection Agency

Dagger, The
Dangerous Citizen

Guardian Unlimited
Guerrilla News

Hactivist.com tactical media collective

Imagination at Work!
Insider.org, The
Iranian, The

Kiss My Face

Mark Fiore
MediaChannel.org - A Global Network of Over 1000 Media Issues Groups
Media Reform

New Blue Light, The

Out There News

Palestine Chronicle
Palestine Monitor - Voice Of Civil Society
Progressive Review

Simon, The
Smudged Air
Sunil K. Poolani - Journalist, Writer

Uncle Jazzbeau's Gallimaufrey
UNObserver & International Report

Virtual Iran
Voice of America RealAudio Server
Washingtonpost.com Live Online
William Gibson
World War 3 Report #78
WAFF.com - Home
WRMC 91.1 FM Middlebury