What's New, Year?
2002 is upon us...a good year for people named
Otto, Bob, and Ana. I think we all hope for a year
less eventful than the last.
The Blender received many good pieces this past holiday
season, and 14 of my favorites are there on the right.
There was a bit of a fracas on the Blender
Board as well, but things have calmed down,
and the Blender Community continues to show its resiliency.
This month we also have a little review of a great
French flick, Amélie.
Have a terrific year!
Front Page Picks
Escape Via a Successful Chain Restaurant
Two by Misti. "I don't think she's
ever been wistful" is a great line. (I think too few poems
get beyond "you" and "I".)
No Questions Asked
By TJ Holland.
- The challenge of introspection.
Hard Candy Christmas
By Dolly Parton.
Submitted by sweetness.
Nice wistful lyric.
By MichaelT(gone country).
...and after the Parton piece, more on country music.
Good blend of nice form with use of details, though
the end has a touch of shmaltz.
By Pablo Neruda.
Submitted by TaintedOne,
8 words on the problem of past romance.
By Kristin Kennedy.
This month's top quote, submitted by
17 words on the problem of current romance.
- The desire expressed in the title is really thought provoking.
Coffee and uncertainty.
A Different Man
By Laurel Ahlfeld.
- Coffee and too much certainty.
Heh. As a decidedly non-alpha-male type, I got a kick out of this one. Clever.
The Darkest Night
Elegant in its simplicity.
Love As Self-Interest
By Thornton Wilder.
Submitted by One Nut Jim. He's been the center of a lot of attention on the board, but he did find this viewpoint.
i left you too
Putting each other together after the break up.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 421 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.