…and the aftermath of heavy community involvement is not always what one expects. Having come down with Bell’s palsy, I am not feeling or looking very sociable (in the face-to-face sense), so I have decided to settle into a long summer of writing (as much as possible) and working (editing & writing), and watching movies from Netflix. A quiet summer, mostly. Healing.
I recently watched several fun foreign films that I’d like to recommend:
1) Troll Hunter: the Norwegian version of “Blair Witch Project” (!) — I think this is kid-watchable, though.
2) Rare Exports: a Christmas Tale: A Finnish film in which native Sami hunters track down the evil Santa Claus. Note: I do NOT recommend this for children.
3) Time Crimes: A very clever puzzle of a Spanish film about a guy who finds himself in a time-travel mess.
Other stuff I’ve been doing:
— working on a novel involving carnival queens, swatches of fabric, mysterious masonry, handwritten letters, and ocean-crossings.
— collaborating w/Michael on a 24-piece project (poems, paintings, digital images) called Parallel Words.
— writing applications for a couple of fellowships
— writing an essay on the community exhibit I was recently involved in.
— some poems of mine will soon appear in the journal Perihelion (Web del Sol), edited by Dion Farquhar and Jim Maughn.