Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It was Christmas

we rode with the
falling snow
in the dark
along the roads and trail
that could take us to the river
but after a busy Christmas day
it was time only for
watching the snowflakes
catch light
and flurry around spokes
until our feet were cold
then we rounded the curve
to head for home

- tob

Slow Return to Normal

this is what we used to do
he said
we had stopped for eats
after skiing Sunday
and I didn't care
what time we got home

- ob out dancin' on the snow these days now that I'm finished studying

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I Want to Work in the City

Had a conference to go to on Monday.
Hopped the bus a block from home, dropped-off with two blocks to walk.
10 minutes.
Maybe 12.
Fresh air and conversation.
Same on the way home.
I could get used to it.

- OB feelin' like Petula

Sunday, December 09, 2007

It is Finished

On Friday, I uploaded my last quiz and tonight I emailed my last two papers. I'm all but finished with an assignment that is due next weekend. There are a couple of loose ends, but for all practical purposes I'm finished with my coursework. I can almost, according to the Minnesota Department of Education, officially do the job I've been doing for the last year+.

After two weeks straight of sitting on my backside cranking out assignments, I can't wait to rediscover and redirect my energies toward those things I used to do. There's snow on the ground...enough for skiing. It's time to hit the deep snow again and think deep thoughts again and write fun writings and go to art flicks and drink beer and spend weekends in the good company of friends.

- TOBack