We are still hoping to make one this summer. It's looking good for the end of this month. More repairs done today: dryer vent, mailbox and retainer board in the front yard. I've been thinking about poetry and the writing process. Here is something that Brenda Hillman said after a reading at Black Oak Books several years ago.
"What starts a poem is a tension a sort of generalized ganglion of wierdness . . ." I wrote it down at once!
Mr. Van Vranken taught me about the ganglion in high school science class. I have often wished I had ever told him how much I learned in those classes. He was a very good teacher and I rarely encountered any better ones later on.