Wednesday, August 25, 2004

All's well with the blind posting methodology from China I'm embracing. I can't see what I'm doing, but it's not as bad as I thought. I suppose it forces me to pay more attention in my first drafts...

Check out the new poem by Anthony Liccione in Wieldy. I've published a number of poems by folks with Italian names, which is nice, but not entirely intentional. I don't know why it happens, or where they find me, but I like it.

Angela started looking for a job today on the computer. It wasn't such a positive experience for her, although she found a number of additional possibilities for me. I started my teacher training today, which involved watching six hours of DVD headshot with some Powerpoint mixed in. This activity is scheduled to occur two more times over the next two days, with the format remaining exactly the same. It's a little uncomfortable in desks and chairs designed for Chinese elementary school kids, but at least we get a break for lunch.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

OK, that works. Sometimes, I can post from the Blogger.com website but sometimes I can't. In any case, after I post a message, I can't view the page. You should still be able to happily read me from your wherever whereabouts.

I'm not sure how long the websites have been blocked, but it seems China has also blocked some articles about their censorship of blogs. Do your own research. I'm not going to be passing out flyers in Tiananmen Square, a nice place to fly a kite, but it's a little annoying. I guess I can deal with it for a year.

Testing

Apparently, posting to this website is a censored activity. I hoping I can
send a message from this source...

Friday, August 20, 2004

OK. I'm back.

We arrived, Angela and I, in Beijing without incident and have been taking care of loose-ends since we arrived. I finally have a dedicated connection to the internet, which means I can start posting my posts again with more regularity.

I won't say anything special about Beijing now. I don't have much time to write today, but expect something within the next few days or so. We're having a great time adjusting to our new life. I'm actually nursing back to health from a nasty cold I picked up a few days ago, but I think I should be 100% tomorrow.

Friday, August 06, 2004

I have a new poem in The Surface. The link to the poem is handily located on your left. Take a look and let me know what you think. It is part of a longer poem.