Friday, August 18, 2017

The Oddball Show with Liza Zayas and Leo Alarcon

On this edition of the podcast, the Oddballs are joined by Liza Zayas and Leo Alarcon, energetic figures of the house music scene who this Thursday are bringing Lil Louis to Machine Nightclub in Boston to kick off his world tour. Get all the info on this free but exclusive event and learn more about a house music icon on this edition of The Oddball Show.

Much Needed Wisdom

Wise Words with Bruce Wise is up now at Oddball Magazine.

Friday Underway

Janet Cormier's Bamboozled No More! is out now. Read it over at Oddball Magazine.

Happy Birthday Chris Everson, aka Prof

Thanks for keeping JP Lime going.


Living is the best revenge, period.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

City Haiku (walking home late last night edition)

Late night construction
workers have the courtesy
to point  your way home.

Copley Fountain, Tuesday Night

Taken yesterday just before midnight.

Walking Down Mass Ave

Taken one evening while walking down towards the South End.

Still Strong

Sofiul Azam is up with photography by Jennifer Matthews. Thanks for visiting Oddball Magazine.

It Was Bound to Happen

I saw it in Salem, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see it here. And yet, I couldn't help but stop and stare.

Smoke stash graffiti.

I'm onto you Mr. POA.

The 'Ball is Back

Gabby Butler's poetry and Steve Warren's photography start us off today over at Oddball Magazine. 

A Show of Support

The Out of the Blue Art Gallery has been struggling financially since they moved into their newest location. Co-founder Deb Priestly sent out a call for letters of support for the gallery to the landlord.  This one comes from Peter Valentine.

Happy Birthday Eric Howes

Wherever you are now, I hope you're doing okay.

Still Life After Breakfast, Part Three

More fooling around while walking down Southie.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Chris Warner

New Column Up

I put this together over the last few days with it finally coming together this afternoon after seeing Trump's meltdowny press conference.

Please read "Trump's Two-Sided Hate." It's today's Between the Headlines.

A Special Treat for Women's Equality Day at Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse - August 26

Featuring: We Did It For You!

Saturday, August 26, 2017
THEME: "Equality"

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: First Parish UU
26 North Street, Medfield, MA

Putting the EAR to Charlottesville

Flemmings Beaubrun gets serious this week. Read the Epic Autism Report today over at Oddball Magazine.

Next Week: Tuesday 4 Poetry

Hosted by Ken and Nadine Delano.

New North of Oxford

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri  and g emil reutter have come out with another collection of poetry and other goodness in this month's North of Oxford. Check it out here.

Goodnight, Sweet Columnist

Read the latest Jagged Thought by Jason Wright at Oddball Magazine.

Dark Summer

I tried. I really did. But I couldn't get a poem up in time for today in Oddball Magazine.

I will do better tomorrow, of course, and I will work hard today to make sure this won't happen again for a long, long time. I have the day off, and I will spend my time wisely.

I'm really sorry, guys.

Stone Soup Croutons, 8-14-17, Lonely Lark

Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions butchered picked up from poems overheard from Stone Soup's open mic readers and features. I figure out a title (and sometimes the rest of the poem) later. You can read the other ones I've done since 2015 here. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, this poem doesn't go up because it's ready, it goes on because it's Tuesday morning.

Last night was another Stone Soup open mic. I have the day off today, which means I'm taking things slow as I put together this piece. It was a great assortment of first timers, a visitor from overseas who did a surprise micro feature (thanks, Shakes the Poet!), and even a returning visitor from Stone Soup's days at  T.T. The Bear's Place.

In short, I had a lot to cover. Furthermore, for various reasons I was making callbacks to some of my older pieces (none of which are either crouton pieces or even online, I might take those out to read again at some point). Hope you enjoy.

Lonely Lark

Your million hermit march
was cancelled again
due to poor numbers.

Getting to Work

Hoping I can be productive before the day really gets underway. Less people to get into my way.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Another Friendly Reminder

Shirts like the one above are on sale at the Out of The Blue.

If you stop by Stone Soup tonight, consider picking one up to support the gallery. 

This is How I Get My Diem When I Attend Any Convention

Bill Harvey is back with his comic "The Odds" at Oddball Magazine.

This Week's Friendly Reminder

Keeping it simple this week. Take the word as a verb and go with it.

Setting Goals

Trying to write a poem on the way to work.

Sometimes I just need to announce the intent.

A Moment of Sweetness for The Morning

Starting the week with some cuteness with Smokey and my Mom. I want this week to start on as many good notes as possible.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Work Up

Last night my Medium article was picked up by Politics Means Politics. They even gave me a nice little pull quote promo based on the accompanying political cartoon by DL Polonsky.

Read "The liar and the fury" here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wise Words Away!

Wise Words with Bruce Wise is up now at Oddball Magaizne. Have a good weekend, everyone.

The Hard Questions

Time for the latest Bamboozled No More! by Janet Cormier. Check it out over at Oddball Magazine.

August 21: Another Stone Soup Open Mic and Workshop

That's right. I'm bringing back the workshop on August 21. I'll get this workshop going by the end of the year no matter what. By September, we will hopefully settle into a more regular schedule (holidays aside). For now, I'm giving everyone enough notice to send me your poems via email before Monday.

Happy Birthday Coleen Houlihan

Boston misses you.

RIP Lauren M. Geraghty, 1971-2017

I just found that last week the Boston area lost one of its hardest working artists, Lauren Geraghty.