My Week #2-Not a Poem
Tuesday Night went as well as can be expected at Stage One and I felt fairly sharp and only read from my Blog Post. I really likes my last Poem “No More Memorial Days” and started to fly at the end of it, at the end of it.
“Journey” gave me a bunch of pinstipe shirts that happen to fit so that was an extra added bonus. I have to find her number, no email she and thank her very much.
When this Blog is not a Poem I almost feel like it’s cheating, but it is life, or what mine is anyhow.
Wed at noon went to the Dew Drop Inn annual summer picnic at Swarthmore Swim Club and stayed for two hours. Spoke to Bob Turner and others. Much thanks to “Putty” who is the dynamo behind this.
Then monthly shopping at Trader Joe’s and Giants.
Wed night went to the Cam Winton event.www,winton formayor.org. He’s a former resident of Swarthmore now running for Mayor of his adopted city, where my daughter now lives.
Drive in the rain to day, one of two possibly tornadic storms (have wanted to use that in a sense since I heard it) for the day.
Wil and I had lunch at Andy’s Diner on Baltimore Pike (This isn’t exactly Leopold Bloom talking nor is it meant to be) where the service was so slow,I left my hat there. We did catch up and he wants a copy of NMMD so I should get it to him this weekend.
Going to Democracy Unplugged Planning Meeting at 7 tonight at Panera’s.
Am very energized about this.
Other than that, the Phillies are slowly sinking into the morass of mediocre baseball teams which is actually worse than a purely bad team as a mediocre team leads you to think if only. If only is what I used to say about a flawed lover ( and they of me, I’m sure) whom you think you can fix, if only. But you really can’t ifx them, you can’t.
Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders,
The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia
Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading,
The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center,
The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore
The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City,
Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues.
He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including
El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die,
Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet.
This is his first Reading in over a year.
Bob Small was Founder and President of the
two decades old Poets and Prophets,
which presented Poetry Readings
in both Delaware County and Philadelphia.
Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the
First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005).
He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties.
He is the Founder and Facilitator of
The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac),
which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties.,
seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook)
Bob is also a founding member and
Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates,
which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook)
He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance.
Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife
and their menagerie of animals.
He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.