November 24th, 2009


Interesting news

I see here that the Washington Post is closing its offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, its last three domestic news bureaus. Among the journalists being offered the opportunity to be reassigned to Washington: my least favorite mainstream journalist, Lisa de Moraes, author of the Post's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad TV column. De Moraes never seemed to grasp that she was no longer writing for the Hollywood Reporter, probably because they allowed her to work out of the LA bureau.

I see one of two things happening here. One, she'll relocate to Washington and start covering her beat from a Washingtonian perspective, which is something she should have been doing all along. Or she'll resign to inflict her reporting on the unfortunate readers of some other paper. I'd be satisfied either way.

Jim Henson would be proud

There is nothing that can be said about this other than that it is awesome.

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Ten random things: November 24

Ten authors whose work I considered using for my Advent poetry project but ultimately rejected:

  1. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  2. John Hanly Morgan
  3. Ian Serraillier
  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Peter Yarrow
  6. Richard Crashaw
  7. Lewis Carroll
  8. Richard Paul Evans
  9. Phillips Brooks
  10. James Berry

Well, so that is that. With four days to spare, I have finished choosing the works I'll feature in my Advent poetry project. Now I need to finalize the schedule. I've placed some of them—I know what poems will appear on the first and last nights of Hanukkah, for example, and on New Year's Eve—but large swathes of the calendar remain unfilled. This was easier when parts of my life sucked and I needed something to keep myself from thinking about it too much.

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