19 March 2023

a tale of red feathers

 one of my town's best annual social events is the Red Dress/Dress Red Party. it's a fundraiser for our gay community center & is held at the Air Museum. 3000 people attend.

I long hoped that my Fort Worth friend Bob Barnes wd come to the party one day.

after he died his estate sent me a number of his effects. among them was a carnival mask with red feathers. it still had the price tag on. in my heart I knew Bob bought it to wear to Red Dress.

so last nite I finally brought him to the party.

15 March 2023


I just got an e-mail from "The Blogger Team" claiming that a post of mine called "The Dissolve" from June of 2010 was reportd. it was reviewd & deemd to violate guidelines -- specifically "our Malware & Viruses policy." & thus was "unpublishd."

I have no idea what this entry was. nor how one's writing can violate a policy on malware & viruses. I do get an occasional suspicious comment but for the most part this blog has a low readership. & I doubt any of my readers are a Gladys Kravitz keen to report activity outside the norm.

it feels odd that in a writing career of some 65 years I'd have something of mine "unpublishd." perhaps I shd be happy that some snoop is going back to read my old posts. however it does raise questions abt the "mortality" of what we put online. I'd hate to see this blog which I began in 2004 dissolve. & it does make me happy that last year Crisis Chronicles Press publishd my "Arroyo Chamisa: poems rescued from a blog." I'd hate to have all those poems disappear.

12 March 2023