"'Tis better to have loved and lost, then to never... oh, give me a drink."
--Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, M*A*S*H
Blender of Love Digest November 2000

Swerving into the Holidays

It's getting to be that time of year ago, the first Thanksgiving and Christmas of the 2000s. The Love Blender will be here for all your holiday needs, so long as they mostly involve, you know, romantic poetry and prose, and the miscellaneous painting...

An excellent book in this month's Featured Artist Review, some excellent prose, poetry, and paintings this month, as well as a new opportunity for writers to see Geneva as they practice up their craft...

--Kirk, Blender-Keeper

An Opportunity

If you're thinking about getting serious about writing and think you'd like to see Europe, consider signing up for A Hard Work, Hard Writing, Week Long Writing Work Out. It's being led by D-L Nelson, a friend of my family's, and an excellent writer, and is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Check it out.

Front Page Picks
A Little Sweet Sadness By Mr. Blue.
Submitted by Kirk, Blender-Keeper. A beautiful melancholy autumn piece from Garrison Keillor's Salon advice column.
afloat on the pacific.... By deevaa.
Another submission from our groundbreaking artist...
Big Girls Don't Cry By terry [terry39@juno.com]
...and another combination of picture and words. I really like the use of light and dark in the image.
Tess By john.
A sweet small piece with an odd little transition.
By Way of an Apology By twinky (meese42@lycos.com).
I'm intrigued by the idea of poetry that resists being read aloud.
Airies By Netz.
Great rhythm.
flap and purge By the guppy.
Guppy's one of the most consistent regulars here. (Consistency's definition subject to Kirk's whims, like so much else on this site...)
"...girls first..." By Briana Kassia.
DON'T SPEAK ... Hold Me! By Rennie Lorca.
Another very "consistent" author...
"a forever"... By teri.
Strange isolated prose scene.
Small Boats on Travis By Madison [aka_madison@hotmail.com].
A highly readable blend of poetry and prose.
Where Kisses Go By BK, sweetbeene@yahoo.com.
Apples By Mira.
Another blend: this time, a playful sense of the moment with references to a cultural past.
love lies...
it's like fallin' off a mountain
Two by Angel no1halo@yahoo.com. The first is "a pun for fun" in Angel's own words, the second gives me vertigo.
Passion By Tom Robbins.
Submitted by scqueen@yahoo.com. a few lines from "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas"
Becky Cut Her Hair By Riggs.
I've lived through the scenario Riggs relates, which seems odd, because in general I like short hair.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
618 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month, and from the end of September

Featured Artist Review
Steve Martin's new "Shopgirl", an excellent romantic novella.
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Conversation and Comments sent in over October.

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