Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
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--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Huntington Library, Oneonta

Remember that snowed-out talk-and-reading, the one when we had more than a yard of snow? I'm hoping for no blizzards or cataclysmic downpours on Monday the 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Huntington Library in Oneonta. I'm glad the library ran the title in the newspaper, because my notes for the old talk died with the computer! Against Brokenness: Gusto and Strength in Poetry and Fiction. I'll yack and read some poems and a few excerpts from a just-finished novel. Afterward, Q & A.

Picture credit: this old picture of the Huntington, pre-addition, was taken from www.oneontahistorian.com.

I'll be back here afterward, despite deadlines and next week's visit from the Village Tax Assessor Man! In New York State, that's a fearsome thing.

16 comments:

  1. Stop over at Brooks' House of BBQ for some delicious chicken!

    Welcome back.

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  2. I just saw the Maple Princess herself in the Cooperstown Bicentennial Parade (in which I had a little boy Scout and a Scout leader to photograph), but you all are sweeter.

    Talk to you soon!

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  3. you make me wish, for a moment, I were over on your coast so I could attend your talk. I love the title.

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  4. Glad you are back as well. Hope the talk is fun. See you soon.

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  5. How 'bout that...
    Yackity Yack, Marly's back!
    Oh frabjous joy!
    Oh happy

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  6. day!

    (hey Blogger, quit snacking on my words, please)

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  7. Ah, it is pleasant to be pelted with tiny missives.

    More news anon, I promise!

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  8. hello palace at 2 am! I miss you and am gearing up for all your news.

    I dont know what I was doing when last we spoke but I now have my very own college class and am still working in the archives.

    My mother fell in a dog hole and I have been seeing to her, and my brother is getting married at the end of the month to a girl from England and her folks are coming over so there is much to be done. THey are going to get married at our farm.

    Me and Mike are still making our way through the rat race and have become quit the weekend warriers. THis last weekend we tore up our kitchen and painted the outside balcony on the farm house.

    THat is all my news.

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  9. Ah, so you are refurbishing the farm for the wedding! Very energetic and good of you. Perhaps your mother will become interested in that effort.

    I'll come by soon--be sure and peek at the next post, as I have some H. B. news.

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  10. So ... will we now be able to count the seasons by your coming and going (like the folks in Mexico who know it's winter because the monarch butterflies have arrived ?)

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  11. Hello and looking forward to catching up with you soon.

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  12. Chris,

    I had a nice fat monarch caterpillar on my butterfly weed this year.... Yes, although I'm afraid that I will remain a bit too busy for a while.

    Between children and deadlines, I have been rather swamped of late. I'm not finding that the start of school is slowing things down as yet. But you're on my list, of course! Some day I won't be busy because the progeny will have flown, and won't that be sad? I'll probably pull a Chris Miller and have seventeen blogs, only mine will be born out of sheer loneliness--or else madness, springing out of the great childless HUSH.

    Jan,

    Likewise I'm sure! No doubt you have gone on some interesting Continental ramble and written a sparkling new story.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.